Xela, GND, Elfling are there any proper ways to start running :hsugh:

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  1. PepsiMax

    PepsiMax New Member

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    Or do I just run? I know I need to take it slow because I get shin splints(due to not running ever) but other than just running are there any other methods to maximize my efficiency? :hsughno:

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  2. Canuckistan

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    stetch..run...pace yourself

    dont go out and try to run 10 miles your first time out
     
  3. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    :rofl: :hsugh: :ugh:
     
  4. Elfling

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    -get good shoes, first and foremost; this makes the biggest difference, imo. Go to a good running store, get fitted, find out what kind of foot you have.
    -don't run on concrete-ever
    -alternate your surfaces; run on trails when you can, asphalt is ok, concrete is a no-no
    -stretch *after*
    -ice your shins after runs (or anything else that starts to hurt)
    -get a hand-held water bottle for during your runs

    www.runningtimes.com and www.coolrunning.com are my top websites :)
     
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    as Elf said...

    1: Comfortable shoes are a MUST!
    2: concrete is the devil but if you have to minimize the time spent on concrete, asphalt is better and grass is the best...
    3: stretching before running is way overrated....do a light warm up before hard running and then stretch after you are done

    As far as water is concerned I never carried water but I made sure I was hydrated all day and before the run....the only time I consumed water was if I was running 10+ miles in which case I would have a pit stop for water and a gel pack. But if you want to carrying a water bottle isn't bad.
     
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    My wife just ran a 10 mile race this weekend in Albuquerque and they were handing out those jel packs. Whats the deal with those?
     
  7. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    shoes are key, they took care of my shin splints 100%
     
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    gimmick :dunno: i've never seen a race hand 'em out. just throw some water in your face.




    start out slow, do exercises to strengthen the muscles along the front of your leg near the shin, a slow warmup helped me, RICE, contrast showers helped me a ton (hot cold hot cold), watching how your feet are landing and make sure you have proper footplacement/angle as you run (one of the biggest factors in shin splints).
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    it's a concentrated dose of carbs and electrodes, they are suppose to be energy packs

    http://www.powerbar.com/Products/PowerGel/

    I've used it once and no effect, but it was a hectic day for me

    I plan on using some during the triathlon next month since I've been getting a lot of recommendations on them
     
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    just gives ya some nutrients....

    if they were just handing them out with the water I'd grab em for sure!
     
  11. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I agree with everyone else too. I also never started using a water bottle until the 7 mile mark unless I was running with the sun still up.
     
  12. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    it's bad for your joints
     
  13. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Would sprinting or long distance running be worse for your joints? Some girl was trying to tell me that sprinting puts more strain on your joints and thats why she only does distance running.
     
  14. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Being alive is bad for your joints! :run:
     
  15. Elfling

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    Pretty much :big grin:

    To the op: IMO, sprinting is less harmful on your joints. Long distance runners inevitably end up with overuse injuries- I did. Doesn't mean you can't manage it and have a good career, you just need to learn to do it right: good shoes, stretching, ice, heat, proper supps, and proper time off.

    Plus if you're just going to run 3 miles 3-4 times a week I don't think you'll have an issue. Most of the runners I know notice an increase in problems when going over 25+ miles a week, maybe even 30.
     
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    i alternate treadmill, elliptical, biking and running on the road (both LISS and HIIT for everything) and if it seems im getting shin splints i stick to the elliptical more until they go away.
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    important stuff:

    you have to land with your foot under control, and distribute the pressure between the ball and your heel. If you land all on your heel and let your foot just flop down you will definitely get shin splints. you should be able to feel yourself absorb some of the landing in the ball of your foot. if you cant do it, control your landing more and possibly shorten your stride.

    breathe correctly. take long deep breathes no matter what. The second you begin gasping and gulping for air you are completely screwed. When you are getting started you get that panic feel and get the urge to gasp for breath, but that will kill you quickly. long deep breathes are the most air you are going to get, trying to gulp air down is just going to cramp you up.

    get GOOD shoes. this doesnt mean just fit, this means good running shoes with lots of support and padding.

    the shoe should feel stiff when you try to twist it, and i generally find the "fancier" padding to work well. (air bubbles, springs etc)
     
  19. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    I sent you a pm on this I think
     
  20. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    Gu? It's a form of carbs to give you some extra energy. I love those damn things and they work for me. Doesn't mean they work for everyone.

    I never took those caffine ones.
     
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    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    or a water pack/fuel belt you can put around your waist. I don't like to holding onto things when I'm running long distances.
     
  22. Elfling

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    Yeah, really depends on the person. I don't know if it's me being short waisted or what, but the belt packs never work for me. I loved my Nathan Quickdraw- it has a sleeve that slips over your hand so you don't have to actively hold onto it.
     
  23. Ceaze

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    rigor mortis is worse
     
  24. xela

    xela So say we all!

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