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Old 04-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #121
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[quote=Faerie;2367769]I know this has been posted so frequently around 3FC, but the Couch to 5K program helped me get off the couch and start attempting to run. It is a very approachable program for people completely new to running. So if I may:

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i would love to say thank you for posting this! this is exactly what i was looking for! I am modifying it bit to fit my goal and take 4 months to do it instead of 2 (if i need that long) but i know i have the tools to do it now! and as a matter of fact, my friend and i are starting monday!!!

Awesome, very helpful post!

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Old 06-05-2011, 01:35 AM   #122
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Hi newbie here
just a question so when I run my gums start to itch quite badly and my throat. Feels like its closing. Also after I run I cough and weaz(sp) am I running to hard or what?
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:35 AM   #123
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Hey... Reassure me. :/ each time I start running again, I gain weight. Why? It's so demotivational. I would run about 2-3 miles one night and see a 3-4pm gain within two days. I blame this effect for catapulting me into the 180s in the past, it was that intolerable to me.

Please reassure me and tell me this is water weight or muscle weight. No, I haven't lost inches. If anything, I've gained half an inch on the waist.

Why does running do this to me? Even if I run for three days in a row, this happens as soon as I stop: I gain more weight than I lost and then go higher than I've been in a while. I mean, omg, the scale read 160.5 last night!!

My theory: I'm simultaneously gaining muscle and NOT losing the fat. Hence super big girl effect
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:57 PM   #124
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Okay so I just started running again (haven't done it properly in many years) and I am frighteningly unfit! I used to run cross-country and now I can't even run for a couple minutes at a time! I found I got a cough from it and all this phlegm.. is this normal? I put it down to just being really unfit but is there anyway to prevent it?
I was running in wellingtons in marshy fields which probably didn't help. I'm planning to invest in some trainers although I'm very confused by which to buy.. also can't really afford to pay more than 40 and all the reviews and advice for trainers seems to relate to trainers more like 100 which I absolutely cannot afford. I know I have very high arches though (high enough that I'm supposed to wear very expensive arch supports which I have lost :P) and am straight legged so I think I need a cushioned shoe with gell/air support in the heel? I had a pair of nike Air's many years ago and they were brilliant.. they seem to have somewhat gone up in price since though >:| Can anyone recommend something cheaper but similar? (Before anyone suggests a running store I live in a very isolated area so there's no way I can get to a specialist running store.. even getting to a sports store would be difficult and I'm unfortunately looking to buy on Amazon which I know isn't ideal cos really you need to try on the shoe)
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #125
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PaintedButterfly : You really, really, should get yourself to a running store, at least once to be fitted, you cannot buy on-line and expect to get the right running shoe, they must be tried on, then the next pair can be bought on-line when you know how they fit... One brand may and will vary from another even if they are supposed to be for high arches or whatever... Your feet are very important they support the rest of your body and the wrong pair of shoes could screw your back and alignment up badly...

Here are some pointers for new runners :
  1. Start slow and easy, jog, don't go into an all out run...
  2. Warm up with a brisk walk for 5 minutes, jog for 30 seconds, rest for 90 seconds do this 10 times, then cool down for 5 minutes... Do this for a week or longer if need be...
  3. Run/jog every second day only, to start...Your muscles and ligaments need to adjust, or you will injure yourself...
  4. Look up the Couch to 5k running program...
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Hey thanks Ilene.

I've downloaded the C25K thing.. and haha it was the first one of those that I was struggling with

Thing is.. my nearest city is literally 50 miles away and I don't drive... and I know there's no specialist sport/running stores near here. The majority of sport stores in general closed down within the last two years so I'm a bit stuck there

Looks like a lot of trainers on amazon you can send back which is something I guess.. although I've just remembered my cousin is coming to visit at the end of the week and he's got a degree in sport science and is a personal trainer.. I remember him ranting about people having the wrong trainers before and how important a proper shoe was so perhaps he could help me out and working out the right shoe. I know he just forked out a terrifying amount for a pair of trainers that are feet shaped... I'm hoping he's not going to recommend something like that though
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #127
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If you found the C252k difficult, cut the running back to 15 seconds, whatever works for you... This program is not a life or death contract, it can be adjusted and worked with... Go out for a run/jog with your cousin when he is in town...

There is a pair of runners out there for every budget
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What should a person look for when they are shopping for running shoes? Any tips?

What is your favorite running shoe? What do you suggest?
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What should a person look for when they are shopping for running shoes? Any tips?

What is your favorite running shoe? What do you suggest?
Your best bet, if at all possible, is to get fitted at a running specific store. They will be able to fit you properly by doing a running gait analysis to see if you over or under pronate... There is not specifically a better running shoe brand but the shoe that fits YOU best... I have been wearing Asics for years now and when I suggested a change of company to the store I go to, they didn't recommend it especially that I am completely satisfied with Asics... so I stuck with what I knew best and my shoes run at $189 in Canada but they are well worth it and I change them once per year, I probably should change them every 6 months, but at that price I make them last the year...
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Your best bet, if at all possible, is to get fitted at a running specific store. They will be able to fit you properly by doing a running gait analysis to see if you over or under pronate... There is not specifically a better running shoe brand but the shoe that fits YOU best... I have been wearing Asics for years now and when I suggested a change of company to the store I go to, they didn't recommend it especially that I am completely satisfied with Asics... so I stuck with what I knew best and my shoes run at $189 in Canada but they are well worth it and I change them once per year, I probably should change them every 6 months, but at that price I make them last the year...
If there are no running stores near where you live so that you can be fitted, what do you recommend?
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:14 PM   #131
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If there are no running stores near where you live so that you can be fitted, what do you recommend?
Here is a good article that may help determine your Gait Analysis ...
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One way that you can get an idea for yourself whether you pronate, supinate or have a neutral foot strike is to look at the wear of your trainers or shoes. These must be shoes which you worn a lot so that there is a pattern of wear on the sole. Watch our video on assessing trainer wear here.
Now if you can determine what you are, then you can chose a shoe. It's all trial and error... I've had Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Saucony, they were all good but they all had something I didn't find perfect about them. I then found Asics and really like them... All running shoe companies have different types of shoes for motion control, cushioning and stability... It's to figure out what you are and this is usually done very well at a running specific store... It's quite the science really!

Now a days they even recommend to run barefoot, which I haven't tried yet

Here is the Running Room Store on-line, this is the store I buy my shoes when I go to the city, which is an hour away... Go to >Shoes > Women's Shoes and look around and you'll see what I mean... I wear the Asics Gel-Nimbus 13 which are a cushioning type shoe, click on the yellow icon to see the description of cushioning...

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Here is a good article that may help determine your Gait Analysis ... Now if you can determine what you are, then you can chose a shoe. It's all trial and error... I've had Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Saucony, they were all good but they all had something I didn't find perfect about them. I then found Asics and really like them... All running shoe companies have different types of shoes for motion control, cushioning and stability... It's to figure out what you are and this is usually done very well at a running specific store... It's quite the science really!

Now a days they even recommend to run barefoot, which I haven't tried yet

Here is the Running Room Store on-line, this is the store I buy my shoes when I go to the city, which is an hour away... Go to >Shoes > Women's Shoes and look around and you'll see what I mean... I wear the Asics Gel-Nimbus 13 which are a cushioning type shoe, click on the yellow icon to see the description of cushioning...

Hope this helps
WOW!!! Yes, it really is a science to all of this.

The info has helped me a lot. I should try to find a store that can fit me. I didn't realize there was so much involved in finding a running shoe. Who knew.

Thanks for ALL of the information and links.
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WOW!!! Yes, it really is a science to all of this.

The info has helped me a lot. I should try to find a store that can fit me. I didn't realize there was so much involved in finding a running shoe. Who knew.

Thanks for ALL of the information and links.
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Can someone please answer this question for me? I have posted it before and on two other threads, but still haven't gotten any help with it.

Can I run every day? (With one day a week off)
Do I do leg weights and lunges, etc 2 or 3 days a week and still run on those days, or do I alternate: run, weights, run, weights? (one day a week off) Do I run less on the days I do leg weights?
How do I incorporate arms/shoulders and core/abs?
You absolutely can run everyday, especially if you aren't prone to injuries. I would advise starting off running just three days per week at first, and then every few weeks you can add another day. Our bodies can handle quite a bit of exercise, as long as you work up to it gradually.
I would also advise lifting on the days you don't run until your body has adjusted a bit. Once running has become a regular part of your routine, feel free to lift on the same days you run.
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I agree!!! Great call in mentioning! I think it was amazing to helping motivate me to run!
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