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Old 10-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #106
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That sucks, man. Rest it, stay off your feet as much as you can, take some ibuprofen a couple times a day if your okay with it, ice it if starts to get inflamed. If you start running again, once it's gone, think about investing in a new pair of running shoes. Also, if you're running on concrete sidewalks you may want to find a different terrain type. If that's easier said than done then try shortening your stride and landing more mid-foot rather than heel striking.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #107
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That sucks, man. Rest it, stay off your feet as much as you can, take some ibuprofen a couple times a day if your okay with it, ice it if starts to get inflamed. If you start running again, once it's gone, think about investing in a new pair of running shoes. Also, if you're running on concrete sidewalks you may want to find a different terrain type. If that's easier said than done then try shortening your stride and landing more mid-foot rather than heel striking.
Yeah, the first thing I did after my initial pain in my feet is I went online and bought a new pair of running shoes. I thought my feet were telling me its time for a new pair. I usually run on wooded trails, but move to a lit track when time changes.

I feel much better today after doing some stretching last night. Im gonna stay off it for 2-3 weeks. Im not swollen anywhere which is great.

Also bought a night splint yesterday online.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #108
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Just got back from Disney World. I decided to try the Goofy Challenge which is running the half-marathon on Saturday and then the whole marathon on Sunday. I had a great time overall but the last 5 miles on Sunday were absolute torture. I missed a lot of weeks of training dealing with tendonitis in my ankle and then tore a calf muscle in late November which put me out for 4 weeks. I only got in 2 long runs of 16 and 17 miles before the race.

Anyway, if anyone is looking to run a marathon then Disney World is a great one to try. They take good care of you (20 aid stations along the way) and, if you have kids, then it makes for a cool winter trip where the crowds aren't so crazy.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #109
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OTL: Fauja Singh, the runner - ESPN

Pretty amazing. hard to find an excuse after reading this.
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Runkeeper makes a good app. I've been using it for a few months. I like having the current pace announcements set to every 1/2 mile.

My wife, the runner of the family, loves RunKeeper. She uses it on her Samsung Galaxy Player and it works just fine. It uses Google Maps to DL the map/route while she's on wifi in the house and works flawlessly while "offline" outside.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #111
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #112
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Hamstring injury. Bout a month ago I feel like aching in my left hamstring, like in the middle of my leg. Didnt really feel like a sharp pull, but a achy pain. I can feel it when i walk sometimes and when I was running it feel it obviously and its weird. Not a sharp pain, but numbing ach and literally makes my leg go weak where i slow down for a second and then speed back up pushing through. I usually run 3 miles within 30 minutes several times a week. I've taking 2 weeks off to rest it, started last night and its still there.

Any suggestions? I do stretch, not great, but something for several minutes. What are the best stretches, and treatments? Lotta crap on the web, but nothing i saw great for running. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:45 AM   #113
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Not a runner here, never really have been... but thought I'd pick it up cause I'm just dying in my weekly pickup basketball game. I mean, I'm not even playing defense anymore and thats just bush.

I'm trying to run at least one mile every day for sixty days. I'll run a little more on nicer days, and would ideally like to train for a half marathon, thought it would be a good way to build my endurance up a bit.

Any suggestions on running gear? Is their any particular shoes worth getting over others (i've seen those foot shoes or whatever)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:54 AM   #114
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Getting the right shoes is important. Different shoes are designed for different physiologies. Go to a runners shop and have them watch you run so they can fit you properly with a matching shoe.

Also after a few weeks you'll find a mile feels pretty lame. If you're thinking about running a half or full marathon you need to start working on what is called a "base". Meaning putting in miles to help your body and mind prepare to go longer distances. You could work your way up to 2.5-3 miles in a month with dedication and get to 5 in 10 weeks. Then you could really start light training for a marathon or half.

Finally...don't run every day. It might be ok in the beginning but your body needs recovery time. Every other day would be better. On off days do some type of cross training or jog/walk to get stretched out and raise your heartbeat.
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There are some good running apps out there to help you train and stay on track. As for shoes I agree, hit up a running shop and get fitted by the pros. Having the right shoes makes all the difference.
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Not a runner here, never really have been... but thought I'd pick it up cause I'm just dying in my weekly pickup basketball game. I mean, I'm not even playing defense anymore and thats just bush.

I'm trying to run at least one mile every day for sixty days. I'll run a little more on nicer days, and would ideally like to train for a half marathon, thought it would be a good way to build my endurance up a bit.

Any suggestions on running gear? Is their any particular shoes worth getting over others (i've seen those foot shoes or whatever)? Thanks in advance.
I got some New Balance bottom end running shoes and they work great. Got them onsale for like $60.

I would suggest Run Keeper phone app too. Free and keeps you stats.

Lastly I would suggest finding a good route(s). Parks and local school tracks work for me.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #117
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Not a runner here, never really have been... but thought I'd pick it up cause I'm just dying in my weekly pickup basketball game. I mean, I'm not even playing defense anymore and thats just bush.

I'm trying to run at least one mile every day for sixty days. I'll run a little more on nicer days, and would ideally like to train for a half marathon, thought it would be a good way to build my endurance up a bit.

Any suggestions on running gear? Is their any particular shoes worth getting over others (i've seen those foot shoes or whatever)? Thanks in advance.
Rob I noticed you lived in moco. There are tons of great running stores around you. I would head into one and do a gait analysis and get into a proper pair of shoes. While going to dsw or a kohls can get you a cheap pair of athletic shoes the styles they sell are general trainers and not designed for mileage. You will find true running shoes cost the same whether you go to a specialty or a dick's.
P.S. I work at Charm City Run in timonium on Wednesday nights and would be more than happy to help you out!
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:32 PM   #118
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Some good info here!
The right shoes EVEN if they cost a few bucks are the most important tool a runner can have. AND CHico is right they're are tons of good parks and tracks to be had to run on. Better on your feet and joints to run on surfaces that are not....concrete, asphalt....etc. AND it is far more interesting to run in parks....bike trails....nature trails. I used to reserve tracks for "late NIght" runs when I could not get it done any sooner......boring. You won't stick with it if you are bored to death.
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but if you are really doing this for basketball stamina, it will be most helpful to that end to sprinkle in a righteous portion of Suicides....wind sprints, etc
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I think it was FRPLG, but whoever is right. You should be able to add at least a mile a month or more (don't get crazy with it)and you will find that it will begin to increase exponentially after 5 miles or so. After you can do 10....you can basically run crazy distances.........
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:34 PM   #119
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Once you get up towards 10 miles the challenge isn't physical but mental. I have never finished a race or run (of greater than say 7 mikes), no matter what the pace, that left me feeling I couldn't go another mile. Once your body can go a legit distance...it can do any reasonable legit distance. Just becomes a battle in your head. But...it is not a good idea to add more than say 10ish% total mileage a week.

If you shoot for 1 mile a day, every other day, you should add say a 1/4 mile to every other run the second week and then 1/4 to the other runs the third week.

Week 1
M - 1
W - 1
F - 1

Week 2
M - 1.25
W - 1
F - 1.25

Week 3
M - 1.25
W - 1.25
F - 1.25

Week 4
M - 1.5
W - 1.25
F - 1.5

That gives you 3 miles in week one and by the end of week 4 you're at 4.25.

Listen to your legs...pain is bad...sore and tired is fine. There's a difference. Ice your knees religiously after runs...you'll thank me for that one. When I got back into running after taking 10+ years off I spent a year building a base of about 30 miles a week. I iced religiously...now I don't have to ice. My legs and body have gotten used to the running and adjusted physiologically to handle it. It takes a year.
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