so I havent run in about 4.5 years

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  1. kumar_a

    kumar_a Well-Known Member

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    and Im about to go for a jog. This is gonna suck :wtc:

    I predict 1/2 a mile at ~5mph before I have to slow down. :hs:
     
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    running sucks
     
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    agreed

    i was playing basketball for while as my cardio but ive been too busy with class and work during the daytime

    and i feel :greddy: doing the elliptical
     
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    personally i'd rather swim or do barbell complexes or something :hs: anything other than running :bowdown:
     
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    i dont swim. i think im afraid of water (not sure)

    oh well, about to head out in a few mins :(
     
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    i used to run semi-competitively, i lost so much weight its not funny.

    iv given it up now to focus on lifting weights, i never enjoyed running, but i enjoy the gym.
     
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    Well I pretty much predicted it.

    walked 1/4 mile, jogged 1/2 mile, walked 1/4 mile, jogged 1/2 mile, walked 1/4 mile, jogged 1/2 mile, cooldown

    Didnt really lose my breath but my shins are stiff and my heart felt like it was going to come out of my chest. :wtc:

    I did burn 370 calories though :wiggle:
     
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    Dont tell me your doing it on the treadmill :rofl:

    Find yourself somewere outside, roughly 3 miles worth. Time yourself. everytime work on improving the time.

    Its how i got running 3 miles in 16:30.
     
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    I live in the middle of town. There isnt hardly any grass anywhere. Last time I ran on sidewalks, I had shin splints so bad I thought I would die. Plus I dont really feel that comfortable running around here at 3am.

    Not trying to be a competitive runner. Just trying to burn some calories and elevate my heart rate.
     
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    You should lift weights.
     
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    i do intermittently these days

    i used to do it regularly and it just made me fatass with bigger muscles underneath. also, i hurt my left shoulder a while ago so i can still lift but i cant really lift that heavy
     
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    Yep, its true, bulking without the cutting period will just look like shit :o
     
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    90-99.9% of the time that is because you are not running in proper shoes.
     
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    suggestions on shoes? im starting to diet/exercise and i had the same problem when i jogged for the first time in forever :hs:
     
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    Hard to give specific recommendations since everyone is different.

    My recommendation is to go to a specialty running store, usually there is one is most towns of any size. They will fit you after looking at your arch, your need for support or cushion, etc etc etc.

    Remember, in this situation, it is form over style.

    If you dont have one anywhere near you, start researching on google to find out your needs, how to determine what arch you have, etc etc., and then start doing research on shoes that specifically meet your foot style and your needs.

    I took the first approach and just paid a little more and got fitted with proper shoes.
     
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    :coold: yeah my arch is really high; i have to wear these fitted orthotics for my arch.

    and :werd: about form > style. i dont give a crap how they look as long as they're comfy.
     
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    i've been doing complexes for over 2 months now and i tried running a mile yesterday

    didnt come close to making it
     
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    A quick google search should help you, but what I quickly found is that people with high arches need shoes that are more cushioned and should also have good forefoot flexibility.

    Try this site: http://www.zappos.com/runningfitguide.zhtml
     
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    Im not sure if its different in the US, but i love Asics cross-trainers.

    I used to run through cain fields over lumpy dirt, never once hurt myself :o
     
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    I'm going to be starting to run a little here soon. Nothing big, just a mile, but I haven't ran in like 8 years...:(
     
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    Buy decent shoes to begin with.

    If there under $100 USD, most of the time there not good enough.
     
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    yea i havent ran in like seriously 2.5 years and i decided about a week ago i was going to. i ran just over a mile in about 7.5 minutes 8. i know its slow but i was impressed with myself since it been so long. . it took a little motivation to go it but i kept at a pretty good pace and tried not to let myself slow. i def was running in the wrong shoes. (nike airs) i am going to buy running shoes when i get my next pay check
     
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    I just started running again after 4 years. The first couple times I ran I really had to push myself. Now it's not a big deal, except for the terrible pain in my knees. I take a couple Aleve before I start. It helps.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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