So I'm getting back into running

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  1. KGB ate my bread

    KGB ate my bread Made you look. OT Supporter

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    Yeah, the real fun side of exercise.

    Anyways, I've started to do running because my daily cardio isn't doing nearlyh as much as I want, so yesterday I ran a mile and a half. Because I ran in my neighborhood and on concrete, I'm pretty sore. Also pretty sore because I just haven't run that much in a while.


    Big question, would it be stupid to run again today being as sore as I am? My shin is bothering me, but I don't think it's shin splints. I used to run cross country and never got those.

    I feel like I shouldn't really run because I'm sore, but Ir eally want to because I want to get established on this and make it a part of my daily routine.
     
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    yeah, I'm thinking it's not worth risking being too sore to get into a rythym going. Also pretty dark already and a good bit cooler.

    I think I'm just going to do a simple jog :hs:
     
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    I started running about 4 weeks ago and got really bad pain in my legs, what I'm guessing are shin splints. I'm in the same boat as you in that I used to run years ago and never got any pain so it's weird to me that I do now. I haven't been running as much these past two weeks though because I've started hitting the gym again. When I do run now I still get the pain but it's not as bad. I'm hoping I'm not doing any damage by trying to run through the pain. :(
     
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    keep running, soreness goes away after about 5 minutes into a run.
     
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    yes you should do it assuming it's only soreness. The edorphines will take care of that pain a couple mins into your run. You have good shoes right?
     
  6. RobsMob

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    Make sure your shoes are good


    Stretch, stretch, stretch


    Pay attention to your running form


    Keep at it.
     
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    Speaking of running form, how are you supposed to step? I would of thought you want to land on your heel and roll towards your toes to minimize impact but then I've read somewhere that your heels shouldn't even touch the floor. Anybody got insight on this?
     
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    Make sure you have new running shoes. You will only get so many miles out of them before they don't absorb impact well any more. My shins started getting sore and new shoes took care of everything.
     
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