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Absolute Beginners running

Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by kyoto49, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    They are odd, everyone's are (usually), otherwise you'd have two left feet or two right feet :)
     
  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Second ever half marathon today, wasn't planned but found myself able to keep going past what I expected. Was also wearing compression leggings, which could be relevant but I didn't think they made much difference? Also got kidney pain at around the 15k mark :(

    Edit: oh, and a toe is bleeding! Beat all my PBs from 10k up though so worth it :xd:
     
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  3. rudie111

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    I managed to do a half marathon once while training for the Stafford half marathon. Developed a knew injury so had to pull out about 2 weeks before the actual race. My aim was to get under 2 hours. (the one i managed to complete in training clocked in at 2hr 4 minutes but there was some snow on the ground!)

    Haven't ran since but keep meaning to start. Not sure whether my knee would be ok but i suppose if I don't try I will never know!
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I had a long-running (hah!) knee problem. Then I injured it quite severely.

    I embarked on a cycling programme, in an effort to 'run it in' again - and also because I couldn't drive the car or really walk very far..

    This was so successful that I have been almost 100% pain-free for two decades now.

    @Colossal has recently reported similar progress using a cycling programme.

    Knees are a very poor design, when used in an organism that has been modified as far away from the original scheme as we are.
     
  5. rudie111

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    Weather permitting I try to cycle to work but it is only 4.5 miles each way. I did wonder about trying to strengthen the muscles around the knee.

    On a side note my absolute favourite running route was over Cannock Chase. The blue route was either 7.5 miles or 12 miles I believe. It starts @ Birches Valley so you have the parking costs to consider but goes past Marquis Drive so I used to pick it up from there
     
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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    My OH had a knee injury, and started running in March. Slowly at first, she did the couch to 5k programme, but the strength built up over a few months til the knee no longer hurt. Also now lots better when hiking, which is an added bonus.

    Shame about the race, I had a place in this years half but also pulled out through injury. I started running again at the end of March and have built up slowly, I set a few target times for different paces and wouldn't move up til I could hit the current one regularly. It's taken me 6 months to hit the half marathon distance, and I was only meant to be doing a 15k but I smashed my records to that point so it seemed silly to not carry on. Plus I'd run to Gnosall, I had to get back somehow and no point walking!

    My second attempt was about 15 minutes quicker than my first, I actually surpassed my stretch goal on my first try!
     
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  7. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Now I'm back at work it's going to be a problem, I ran in the dark on Tuesday and nearly went down when I missed my footing :(
     

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