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Old 03-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Learning to run

My fitness has been improving, and Im interested in running. I tried to start the C25K, but something just doesnt feel right. I feel like every step in concentrated into my knees. I just feel awkward, like my stance and posture is all wrong. Am I still to heavy to jog? How do I figure out how to carry myself properly to make jogging less awkward and more comfortable?
Anyone else out there start running around my weight?
FYI, I've only been running on the treadmill so far if that makes a difference?
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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You're not too heavy.

Running as an adult is a learned skill--don't expect to feel fluent from the start.

Also, make sure you're wearing proper shoes. Go to a real running store to be fitted even though you're still just figuring it out.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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I was thinking the same as Maria......check your shoes. The ones you have may be fine for the treadmill but you need more cushion and shock absorption for the road. No your not too heavy but you will need to learn where your balance is at or you may hurt your knees and/or ankles. Also....that slow jog will hurt your knees. It is almost like you are in a perpetual squat and bouncing. If you can speed walk faster than you are running then you are running too slow. If you can run on the treadmill at a good speed, then you should be able to handle it on the road. I envy you....I WISH I could still run! I miss it.

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