Sharon NM reacted to Gumpster in Running outside-painful-any advice?
As someone with chronic leg and foot pain who can get shin splints from time to time, I highly recommend looking into getting proper insoles for your shoes. Treadmills have a bit of give whereas hard pavement does not, so it's a matter of getting your muscles adjusted. Power through and your legs will build up a tolerance to the shock level eventually.
You may want to try running on a soft dirt path every now and then to give your legs a break.
I use a fit bit to track myself! Great investment.
Sharon NM reacted to Nitae in New and need some willpower!
You can do this! I am 44 and have NEVER been a runner. I got off the couch in July and started this program. The first day I made it through the first half of the run/walk and wasn't sure I could finish I was so tired. I did finish! And kept at it. This past Saturday I ran my first 5K! You can, too!
Sharon NM reacted to Nitae in Newbie
I was like you and was gasping for air and it was hard work right from day 1. I kept at it and just ran my first 5K on Saturday!
I did the app 3x week and and did better giving my body at least one day of rest in between runs. And later on I think I repeated week 6 and 7. I'm 44.
Good luck! You can do this!
Sharon NM reacted to admin in Shin Splints - How to Avoid Them. How to Deal With Them.
The dreaded shin splints. We've all had them. Which running technique/stretches has helped you the most to overcome this painful condition?
Sharon NM reacted to Winningone in MadreKNLadybugT
I started as a new runner. Zero running experience. 57 yrs old. Post 250 lb weightloss. I could barely make it through the first week.... Until I read to slow down my running to a conversation level (can say a sentence or two without gasping for air) I am now on week 6, day 2. From now on, it is straight running, no intervals.
My son and I feel much better about ourselves. We are Proud of our accomplishments. My body shape is improving.
If we can do it... You can!