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  3. BJ2536

    Shin splints-how do I prevent them? HELP

    Shorter steps when you run. Your feet should be hitting the ground underneath you, not in front of you. When you overstride you land hard on your heels and this can cause shinsplints.
  4. MMKirsten

    Shin splints-how do I prevent them? HELP

    Sharon, I’ve had the same problem so I can relate but unfortunately don’t really have any insight. I’d love to see if anyone has any tips on this
  5. Week 1 - Day 2 - Moderate speed, covered 2.57k today.  Pain in right ankle/heel and right calf.  Pushed through.

  6. 50_is_the_new_30

    First time 5k runner

    Hi everyone, I am a running newbie. Roughly 10 years ago, I got down to a healthier weight (5' 10", 180 lbs) . Then surprise baby #3 came along. Nothing like having a baby at 45. There is a reason couples have kids in the 20's and 30's. I got a son in the bargain though :-). He is a lot of fun. I did the math and will be hitting Social Security age by the time he is out of college. Long and short is that in June 2019 I got back on the exercise band wagon so I will be around to see him grow up (nothing like a death in the family to motivate oneself). I have been weight training 4 to 5 days a week before going to work (upper and lower body on alternating days). I need to drop about 45 pounds. It's tougher this time. My actual weight hasn't moved much. But with that said, muscle tone has improved and I need to work on my diet (90% eating habits - 10% workout rule). There was a poster at the gym advertising a 5k to benefit the local schools. I have always wanted to be able to run for at least a respectable distance, so why not do a 5k. I've paid the fee so I have scratch in the game. Friends and family have been advised to keep me motivated. I started the C25K program on Monday because it was obvious from past attempts that I need help. I have some questions where I need advice. I have been fitted by the staff at a running store and purchased shoes that assist with my pronation issues. My ortho doctor has advised me 10 years ago that I likely have torn miniscus in both knees. I need to have these repaired but just haven't taken the time to do it. With my knee problems and overweight status, do I need a shock absorbing insert in my shoes? My left knee can be very touchy if I bend down on this knee. I make every attempt to avoid hyperextending this knee. Should I consider one of the black neoprene knee supports that I see some runners wearing? I've had a trainer tell me that I have tight hamstrings. In the past when I've attempted running, I am getting pain in one or both ankles and my calves after several minutes of running that cause me to stop running. Any suggestions on how to eliminate this? I had some sciatica problems just over a year ago. It took 6 to 9 months to get back to where I could walk without pain. I have noticed some pain in the piriformis muscle that dissipates with rest and ibuprofen. This has occurred when I've been doing squats and pushed a bit too hard with the leg work. Are there any precautions I need to take to keep from aggravating this. Not running is not an option. Being a good Southern boy, meals have been very heavy on the four horsemen of heart disease: sugar, salt, butter, and white flour. Any food suggestions that don't involve eating food with the consistency and taste of cardboard would be appreciated. I am taking a graduated approach to sodas. Down to one sugared soda per day, fill in with diet and water. Working toward water only. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give. 50_is_the_new_30
  7. Lisa Brown

    How to transfer Spotify playlists?

    I have tried many of these converters, however many of them are not user-friendly. As far as I know, it is not allowed to download Spotify locally because of digital rights management in Spotify music. Every track is saved in OGG, which is an encrypted format that prevents us from easily transferring them to other players and devices.Therefore, it is unquestionable for us to install a converter on the desktop.This Spotify Playlist Converter is my first choice to download Spotify playlists as MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and many other universal formats with original quality.
  8. Sharon NM

    Ladies - Sports Bras??

    I don't know if this might be the right answer to you. I have big girls which made it super hard to get a firm sports bra and I finally found shefit... It also uses velcro straps so it's easy to take off.
  9. Klh79

    Reboot runner

    Hello! I'm a middle-aged mom returning to running after taking a few years off. I completed C25K several years ago, then continued training and ran a few 5ks, a 5 mile race, and two half-marathons. Then I got lazy and depressed and I stopped running. I gained a lot of weight. I was so stressed out about my job, I started grinding my teeth in my sleep and I was having SVT episodes (rapid heartbeat). My doctor said that I had to reduce stress. In July of this year, I decided that I had enough and started C25K again. I also started eating low carb again. I've completed C25K, and I am working on Bridge to 10k now, Week 9, Day 1. I'm very slow, but I am not running to set records. I'm running to get back into shape and to help my mood. Endorphins are fantastic for depression! I also take medication every day, but that wasn't enough for me. Since August 15th, I've lost 20 pounds. I can run for at least 30 minutes with no walking. I'm happier and healthier. I'm dealing with stress so much more easily than I ever did over the past few years. My family is supportive, and they know that every other day is a running day. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, there are difficult days and I'm searching for a job that doesn't send me into the deep end, but I know that I can do this! Here's a link to my blog if anyone is interested. karensrenewalrunning.home.blog My running partner is my little dog, Luci.
  10. Hi. In the past, I tried to start running, and my shins hurt so bad that I stopped and couldn't try again. I really want to try and run(never been a runner), and I am starting the C25K program again. I also want to lose weight. I'm nervous about getting the shin pain though-i know I wouldn't be able to push through. How can I avoid them and how can I prepare? I really want to stick it out!
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  12. I'm new to running and so far, my biggest challenge is my bra! It's an incredible pain to get on and off, especially after my run when I'm all sweaty. Is there a trick to this or are we all just struggling?
  13. Tiffanykim

    Sides hurts when running

    Hi all, My side always hurt when I try to jog. Does anyone out there knows why is this happening and how to resolve it? It kinds of demotivate me from jogging. When it hurts, I resume walking. Then when I start to jog, it will hurt again. Please help. From a newbie in need of help
  14. Hello, I've just installed the free C25K app and it does not pair to the Apple watch it only says "You need to subscribe on your paired device to enable the watch app" Does this mean the watch app is a pro only feature? Or am I missing something?
  15. Dane Silchenstedt

    Apples watch questions

    Running C25k on Apple Watch1. App doesn’t send voice or hipatic unless screen is on. Am I suppose to run holding my wrist up the entire time?2. App drops to back and puts my other running apps in front of it. Yes I have settings to show last current used app. So now if I drop my watch to a running position not only does the app not send ques, now I have to search for it each time I try and view it.3. How do I turn off 1 minute left and half way done warnings?What I need is the app to stay as the most currently used app on top while I am working out. I need hepatic and sound ques whether the screen is off or on. I would also like to get rid of the ridiculous halfway and 1 minute left nonsense. I’ve been using this app for a while and it is very inconsistent. How can we make this experience less frustrating and actually be amazing
  16. Dane Silchenstedt

    Apple Watch woes

    This app is so inconsistent. Some times this happens to me, other times everything works perfectly. make sure you have all the sound features on the watch on. Go into app and make sure sound setting are turn on. Then while running make sure all other apps are closed. This works most of the time or at least some times with me. I would jump ship to another app If I could find a more consistent one. This one I never no if my run is going to be awesome or frustrating
  17. This has driven me insane since day one. I hate it!!!!
  18. Determined_Link

    Just the beginning....

    That is awesome!!!
  19. Determined_Link

    Building a better me!

    Good luck to you with everything and happy trails!
  20. Yehuda

    Hi help for new guy

    Hi I started today, and after i finished it showed me the map of my run. but now after i exit the map i can't aee how much length i did Can i see again the length or it just deleted?
  21. BeccasYeaman

    Just the beginning....

    Running my very first half marathon with my daughter on November 10, her birthday, on NASA property. Excited and nervous at the same time. I feel determined to complete it....that’s my goal at this point since I am just now starting this journey. I really want to get into the best shape I have ever been in.
  22. Pheona

    App Questions from a New User

    I didn’t know you could choose. Do you need to upgrade for that? My phone just vibrates when it’s time to change from running to walking etc
  23. Pheona

    What to wear

    So I completed my day 1 today. Things I’ve realised are - I have nothing with pockets for my phone and house keys Those leggings I thought were a really good idea gave the neighbours a right good view of my butt cheeks as I puffed past them ! Can anyone please recommend running gear with pockets?!
  24. Blix

    Recovering after Breast Cancer

    Hi Misty, so sorry about your diagnosis. How has training been going for you?
  25. Blix

    Building a better me!

    Your accomplishments thus far have been amazing!!! I have just joined today and I am looking forward to using the app to train for my first 5K in 90 days. I agree, persistence and progress is the key, not perfection. That is how I will be looking at it:)
  26. Dragonwarrior

    New to this..

    Hi I am a brand new runner and I am doing this so one day I can do a 5k. I have never really been a athletic person so this is all new to me, but I am determined to become a better me!
  27. Already finished the 10K trainer and want to start with the 13.1 but I don’t know if I have to start from week one or I can skip to a certain week
  28. dmbotz

    Help a newbie?

    I'm glad others have started over. I just finished week 1 and day 3 was worse than day 1. I think I want to repeat week 1. I am in such bad shape. I think the last time i ran/jogged was in 1985 and I couldn't do it then either. However, I am going to try this for 1 month and see where I am at that time.
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