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Fred
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 00:53    Post subject: A forum newbie with questions.
I have been lurking around the forum for a few weeks now and have finally decided to come out of hiding.

I am relatively new to running, I have been at it since April 18. I remember the first run thinking that I was going to die and that was only 2 km, I walked most of it.

Tonight was a cause of serious celebration for me as it was the first time I have ever ran more the 10 km. I did 12km (7.5 miles) in 1:10:27.

Now comes my question. I can't run more then three times a week. If I do, then I wind up in serious pain. Right now I am running about 28 km each week. Should I divide the distance up into much smaller runs or what? I tried running 5 days last week with my long run being a 7.5km and I was about to give up on running due to the pain. Does this get any easier?

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Fred
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 08:08    Post subject:
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_4/142.shtml

check out the link Fred. You might be trying to do too much too soon. It does get easier though. And welcome to the forums.
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 08:09    Post subject:
You started April 18 and are already running 7.5 miles? Shocked You may be doing to much too soon it sounds like. That could be a cause of the pain.
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 09:14    Post subject:
robp wrote:
http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_4/142.shtml

check out the link Fred. You might be trying to do too much too soon. It does get easier though. And welcome to the forums.


my vote is too much too soon too.

welcome to RF.
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 14:18    Post subject:
Welcome!

Its important to start learning how to listen to your body. Running through pain often leads to more serious injuries or burnout. Pushing too hard, too soon, is a sure way to cut your running career short. Make sure you're enjoying yourself and rest as much as you need to between runs.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: 06/15/05 - 17:37    Post subject:
another bandwagoner here.

yeah, you should build gradually and allow your body to adjust to this activity. too much too soon you really do risk injury. allow rest time, this is the time your body makes the improvements if you cut this time short you end up in a dowhill spiral. even the elites take rest days.
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PostPosted: 06/19/05 - 21:52    Post subject:
Thanks for your input. My problem is that when I start running, I feel as though I can go for hours. I am stopping myself from going any farther. The pain doesn't start until the next day. The runner's high that I receive around the 11th km is addictive. I get a second wind and feel totally rejuvenated.
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PostPosted: 06/29/05 - 12:58    Post subject:
What kind of pain are you talking about? I've been experiencing a similar problem, but I've been running for awhile... albeit, not always so "regularly", but at least 2 days a week and at least 3 miles a day. Usually, I run more like 5 or 6 miles a day and 3-6 days a week. But, I notice when I do that, I get pain in one of my knees, and when I do more than that, I get pain in my hips. I had just chalked it up to old age, and sometimes, it's when I haven't been running as regularly. But, I've been running like this for nearly 14 years now... I know it's bad to say "run through the pain," but maybe if you just started, the pain will subside as you continue to condition yourself? What does everyone else think?
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PostPosted: 06/29/05 - 13:11    Post subject:
hammercori wrote:
What kind of pain are you talking about? I've been experiencing a similar problem, but I've been running for awhile... albeit, not always so "regularly", but at least 2 days a week and at least 3 miles a day. Usually, I run more like 5 or 6 miles a day and 3-6 days a week. But, I notice when I do that, I get pain in one of my knees, and when I do more than that, I get pain in my hips. I had just chalked it up to old age, and sometimes, it's when I haven't been running as regularly. But, I've been running like this for nearly 14 years now... I know it's bad to say "run through the pain," but maybe if you just started, the pain will subside as you continue to condition yourself? What does everyone else think?


Various aches and pains come with any athletic endeavor. Consistent pain like Fred is describing has a root cause.
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PostPosted: 06/29/05 - 17:30    Post subject:
What about shoes? What are you running in Fred?
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PostPosted: 06/29/05 - 18:53    Post subject:
Fred wrote:
Thanks for your input. My problem is that when I start running, I feel as though I can go for hours. I am stopping myself from going any farther. The pain doesn't start until the next day. The runner's high that I receive around the 11th km is addictive. I get a second wind and feel totally rejuvenated.


Very Happy I think many of us have been there!!! Funny how the pain just goes away after a few minutes of running and doesn't return until the next day. You didn't say where the pain is. But if it feels better when you are warmed up only to return the next day, I'll guess you have a bursa that helping mask the pain of tendonitis. I'm guessing knee pain???
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