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  1. 2 points
    What helped for me, apart from the tips you got, was to just slow down. Shorter steps and slowing down stopped the shin splints for me. I'll get faster later, and that's fine. At least now I can finish my run.
  2. 1 point
    Gigi2three

    New to forum

    Hi everyone ! I am new to the forum but would like to introduce myself . I am 59 yrs old , live in the Midwest , a farm wife ,mom to 3 adult kids and a Gigi to 2 and a 3rd that will join our crazy family in mid-Feb. i have completed the C25K training module and am now into the 10K one . While knee issues may never have me running fast miles/times Or actually competing in 5k/10K’s ,I am doing this to get in the best shape possible ... I love jogging/running !!! look forward to getting to ‘know’ others that are new or veteran !
  3. 1 point
    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. 1 point
    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.
  5. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    Newbies

    I made a comment at the end of one of my threads but I think it should be its own thread. Find it sad that so many people often get no answers to their questions, but I hardly ever come on here and I think most people who have had some experience are also gone. People come and go rather quickly on this forum. I rarely come here anymore, and the people who were active when I was training for my 5k seem to also be gone. I think most people don't get answers to questions because no one knows the answers. They are new, too. I would recommend reading old threads. And do a lot of research online. The app that brought you here follows a schedule created elsewhere so you should be able to find info about almost any question you have. (Problems with the app can be best helped by going to "feedback" in the app, which lets you send them an email.) Remember, you can also get really bad advice online so check in several places before you decide to believe something.
  6. 1 point
    MistyT

    New

    I did 2 5 Ks last year. Now, I am motivated to do another one this October , after being treated for Breast Cancer. Thought this app would help get me on track!
  7. 1 point
    Cheryl Huggins

    Help a newbie?

    Thanks this was very helpful. I’ll be starting this tomorrow and am literally going from couch to 5k. I’m hoping to run my first 5k in November. I’m 55 and have never been a runner but have always wanted to. Wish me luck! Louisdog good luck to you too.
  8. 1 point
    PG0078

    Foods to eat before a run

    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
  9. 1 point
    TheBoatDude

    Am I too fat to jog?

    No. Look up 300 pounds and running and Running Fat Chef...they’ve both done marathons...
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