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    Azatol got a reaction from slbickett in Shoes   
    I agree with Wendell. You can't just safely go to Amazon and buy running shoes when you don't know if you are a Suprinator, Neutral or Overpronator. You need a gait analysis or your shoes very well may cause more injury than cure. The right tool for the job is critical. Get professionally fit and buy a proper shoe (Stability, Nuetral or Suprination)
     
    As for brand, they all make good shoes. Only you can decide what's most comfortable for you and your unique gait.
     
    I personally wear Saucony Triumph ISOs, Saucony Kinvara 6's and Altra Instinct 2's. I'm of the school of thought of changing shoes each run to help prevent repetitive motion injuries because each shoe is a little different in how it works your foot. This is not a major concern until you up your mileage though and many runners don't choose to do that. I also own Nike Pegasus 31's and Brooks Glycerin 12's. Both excellent shoes but I just don't find them comfortable to run in, thus why it's important to find the shoe that works for you, disregarding brand and model just because someone else likes or doesn't like them.
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    Azatol got a reaction from dhagen02 in Blisters   
    You might want to try better securing your shoes with a heel lock
     

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    Azatol got a reaction from dhagen02 in Pigeon toed?   
    This^^^. You may be suprinating and thery have shoes jsut for that.
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    Azatol got a reaction from Linita&i in Today i ran 33 minutes!!!! I cannot believe it!!   
    Good stuff...
     
    I recently saw something on a site that side a 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile!
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    Azatol got a reaction from Foxyroadie in Get your hands off that phone!   
    Ok this is my own running tip from my own personal limited experience and novice physical fitness knowledge. If you lend any credability to me, you're gambling. <G>
     
    I found at the start that I was struggling. I'd look at my fitbit ( its a watch too ) and check the time constantly. OMG OMG OMG just 2 more minutes and I can walk again. My body knew it was about to get a rest and it fought me hard to convince me it was out of gas. It's not!! Your body will sabotage you every single time it can. You're brain is lazy. You must fool it!!! Stop looking at the time. Run until you're told to walk. Your body doesn't know when it's going to rest and can't poop you out in advance. Just a nice comfortable pace and get lost in the music. It really really works for me. I think you should try it and tell me your fidnings. Keep your body guessing.
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    Azatol got a reaction from Georgia M in When do u start seeing results   
    It depends what results you are looking for. I suspect 3 weeks ago you couldn't do week 3 day 2 so there's some big results. If you are looking for weight loss, it's 90% diet. Running helps a bit but you can't outrun your fork. Eating a proper diet will lose the weight. Running will make you better at running. The two together make you a goal achieving winner!!
     
    But as for results, you had some successful results the day you stepped out the door, started the app and began to level up your life!
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    Azatol got a reaction from Honey.Beee_ in Training   
    I'd say it depends on your physical condition. If you are a fairly athletic person, you may want to start at week 2. If you are not so much inclined, start at week 1 and just try and run your 5K before it's done. Tell yourself it's ok if you have to walk some of it.
     
    Another option is to run every other day and not the same 3 days of the week, then half the weeks you would run 4 times while still having a rest day off between each run. Then you'd finish the whole program in time.
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    Azatol got a reaction from FastEddy in Get your hands off that phone!   
    Ok this is my own running tip from my own personal limited experience and novice physical fitness knowledge. If you lend any credability to me, you're gambling. <G>
     
    I found at the start that I was struggling. I'd look at my fitbit ( its a watch too ) and check the time constantly. OMG OMG OMG just 2 more minutes and I can walk again. My body knew it was about to get a rest and it fought me hard to convince me it was out of gas. It's not!! Your body will sabotage you every single time it can. You're brain is lazy. You must fool it!!! Stop looking at the time. Run until you're told to walk. Your body doesn't know when it's going to rest and can't poop you out in advance. Just a nice comfortable pace and get lost in the music. It really really works for me. I think you should try it and tell me your fidnings. Keep your body guessing.
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    Azatol got a reaction from starsfellonal in Week 5 day 3   
    Actually you didn't do 8. You did 21. It's been scientifically proven that run/walking has the exact same endurance training benefit as pure running. If you ran/walked 21, you can run 21!! That's why we train that way!! You already have the needed skills
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    Azatol reacted to Kimasabie in Can l do this   
    Hi all
    Im middle aged and are going onto day 3, just a beginner. I also have started Crossfit and part of crossfit is running, sometimes upto 1600 mts. No all in one go. But increments. So can manage 400mts in one go, but with the feet dragging along the road. So in order to help myself l was recommended this app. So far its been a great little motivated app, just when my lungs are struggling for air in the run l hear that wonderful dong and walk for 90 seconds. It keeps me going along with my little dog that runs and walks along side me 85% of the time. If she can do it then l can.
    Without this apo l found l would run then walk, but easily drop the ball when my lungs started struggling, not anymore, not sure how l will go week four or five. The potential is there for more strides forward rather than backwards. So heres hoping l can do this before knees give me trouble.
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    Azatol reacted to Tatiana in " how to lose Unwanted pounds ?"   
    Hi!
    I'm going through trying to lose weight as well. I used to be 230 and now weigh 220. I'm stuck though. I think I lost 10 pounds by cutting out gluten completely and also trying to eat the Paleo diet.
    Tomorrow I'm starting to drink 1 gallon of water a day, I heard that helps a lot.
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    Azatol reacted to Sean90 in W2D1   
    I haven't ran since my last post. I still get on and read though. Work has been nuts. On 30 minute break right now. Good thing is I still have room hustle pretty hard running back and forth at work. So I take advantage of it. Not getting winded anymore. Saturday morning going to hit w8d1. Good job on finishing ruthie. I am by no means quiting
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    Azatol reacted to Ruthie in Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!   
    I think that I have been tricked (or have tricked myself) into thinking that the fact that I can run for thirty minutes makes me invincible, and that all the damage done by 10 years of sedentary living has just faded away on the way to 5k. It hasn't, and running for 30 minutes is wonderful, but my body is nowhere near capable of what it used to be capable of, and I will have to work on it... for now, I will settle for warming up by walking and doing post running Yoga when I come back, which will both stretch and strengthen me. I will also do some sort of Yoga on my non run days - and gently ease my way back to the days I had easy access to my toes (without bending my knees...) 
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    Azatol got a reaction from Ruthie in W4d1   
    Don't let week 5 scare you. Your brain is screwing with you. Your body is totally ready if you've completed week 4. Your brain is lazy and hates running and will try and defeat you. Ignore it. You are in charge
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    Azatol reacted to Ruthie in Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!   
    @ Anne - I didn't mean that running was a chore, only that the planning might become a chore. As a women with a family I am constantly planning, coordinating, etc. etc... it was really convenient just having to show up and participate, which is what running with the app is like.
     
    Anyway, today was my first independent, post app run, and it was a disaster.
    I had previously planned to skip the warmup walk and do a dynamic walkup instead, thus making it easier to start my tracking app (whichever I decide on) when I leave and start running right away.
    Found a dynamic warm up in runners world, but what they failed to mention is that one should warm up for the warmup... I think I over stretched   (don't know how to explain it - cramped or over stretched) my thighs and inner thighs and upper arm and right shoulder. I even considered not running, but decided to brave it all the same. I have to climb a flight of stairs from my house to road level, which I could barely do - my muscles cramped or something midway... I got to the top, and decided that I might be able to run it out, so I pressed go on endomondo and on map my run and went for it. I could only run for about 17 of the 30 minutes I had intended to run. My legs would just not push the pavement back. 
    Good thing is that when I came back, I did some post run yoga, from an app I downloaded (daily yoga) and that was good.
    I think I will go back to walking warmup and not do dynamic warmups until I am back in the Yoga swing and stronger.
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    Azatol got a reaction from bucgirl00 in I am 274 pounds...   
    I was 326 pounds and lost 120. There was definitely a lot of loose skin but over time it has shrunk away considerably. I suspect wiuth you being less than half my age your younger skin with higher elasticity will heal up in time but consider this...
     
    If you're going to have a pouch of skin, would you rather it be full or empty? Consider it a battle scar that in time, will go away!! It's worth it!! BTW I'm about 207 today(OMG loss down to 119 LOL)l
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    Azatol reacted to Anne Lang in W4d1   
    yay! I am dancing for you yay!
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    Azatol reacted to Caz1025 in W4d1   
    Thanks for your support Azatol and Anne. I took your advice and completed day 2 of week 5 this morning.
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    Azatol got a reaction from Anne Lang in Today i ran 33 minutes!!!! I cannot believe it!!   
    Good stuff...
     
    I recently saw something on a site that side a 12 minute mile is just as far as a 6 minute mile!
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    Azatol got a reaction from Ruthie in When do u start seeing results   
    It depends what results you are looking for. I suspect 3 weeks ago you couldn't do week 3 day 2 so there's some big results. If you are looking for weight loss, it's 90% diet. Running helps a bit but you can't outrun your fork. Eating a proper diet will lose the weight. Running will make you better at running. The two together make you a goal achieving winner!!
     
    But as for results, you had some successful results the day you stepped out the door, started the app and began to level up your life!
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    Azatol reacted to Rob129 in Scared to start   
    Give it a shot...running is work but once you make it a habit you'll find yourself enjoying it (hopefully). I got up at 4 am today and knocked out a 10K run. At the end of it I felt really good physically and mentally.
     
    Running is getting your heart rate up by jogging and walking. Even world class marathoners have walked during a race. So find what works for you.
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    Azatol reacted to Renderella in Training with baby   
    So the horrible weather and my little getting sick for a week had me change my mind on starting the 10k training. I finished the 5k training and really surprised myself. I had increased my speed and my body always felt much better after I ran. My niece got to do my last run with me and she is 8. I was surprised she kept up most of the way. I now doing the Brazil Butt Lift workouts indoor and I think that I want to try and run on Sunday's if the weather allows (it's my only rest day in the workout series). Part of me really misses running so I want to keep doing it. I also think I may go backwards if I don't keep it up. 
     
    How is everyone else doing? I know the weather can really mess things up unless you have a an indoor track you go to. 
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    Azatol got a reaction from Anne Lang in When do u start seeing results   
    It depends what results you are looking for. I suspect 3 weeks ago you couldn't do week 3 day 2 so there's some big results. If you are looking for weight loss, it's 90% diet. Running helps a bit but you can't outrun your fork. Eating a proper diet will lose the weight. Running will make you better at running. The two together make you a goal achieving winner!!
     
    But as for results, you had some successful results the day you stepped out the door, started the app and began to level up your life!
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    Azatol got a reaction from Anne Lang in The Panda Chronicles   
    Jeshi,
    Basing weight loss or fitness on the scale is really hard. Especially when you mix in strength training as muscle has weight.
     
    What many of us do is measure ourselves weekly. I measure my shoulders, neck, chest, waist, biceps, hips and thighs. Go by what the tape measure says more so than the scale.
     
    If you go this route, consider buying a MyoTape.  They are less than 10 dollars and are way easier to use than a standard measuring tape for this purpose.
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    Azatol reacted to Ruthie in Halfway there and Haven't Quit Yet!   
    Maybe if I really stick to it, I'll spoil myself with a watch for my fiftieth birthday (which is not for a while yet...T.G) Although I have to say that at this point a just stick my phone in my armband and don't even look at it until I am done....
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