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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 09:19 PM
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Help! Need advise about running
Hi everyone! Let me start out by saying I was a cross-country runner in

high school, but haven't run even one step since then, which was four

years ago. I was wondering if any of you had any advise on how to ease

myself back into running? Should I start out walking first and then

gradually progress to jogging? Or should I start jogging right away and

just try to increase my distance each time? I can't remember how my

cross-country coach started us out so I came here for knowledge. Any

help would be appreciated.



Thanks,
Jared
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 07:16 AM
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1. I would start our brisk walking the first week
then keep that up and add a short jog here and there. Then after a month or two try to get a solid jogging pace. I found it very difficult to start running after a long layoff. It takes alot more time than I thought it would. Also, I'm sure you already know this from school but buy good shoes from a running store for your running style. It made a world of difference for me. Good luck.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 08:54 AM
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2. check out John Bingham's website
www.waddleon.com

Under the pull-down menu labelled "The Penguin" there's a section on "Getting Started"


I find this guy to be very inspiring. I had never run on purpose in my life before this March. I'm very slow, but I run anyway... because this guy taught me to enjoy the run itself, not winning races, and not beating any pre-conceived notion of how fast I should be. I run to enjoy the run.

Good luck!
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