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I used to desire an ability to run a full mile. My goal is now to learn to enjoy running.

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Shawn logged 109 miles.

Last workout about 4 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. RUN
    tired Treadmill 1 mi 00:11:32 11:31 pace

    Horrible Monday morning run. I've been running a minimum 2 miles of late, but today a mile felt like a marathon.

  2. RUN
    blah Treadmill 1 mi 00:10:00 10:00 pace

    Two days ago I managed a full 5K at a pokey 12:00 pace. (But it was running the whole way, no walking) I bumped my pace up to 10:00 today and thought I was going to collapse on the treadmill. Frust... read more

    • Rob P.
      Rob P.

      focus on a slow and steady increase in speed and distance. You will see improvement but it will take patience and stick-to-it-ness. Keep it up!

      about 4 years ago Like1 person

    • Kory W.
      Kory W.

      Rob, is does not happen over night, but you will be surprised at how quickly it does happen when you stick with it.

      about 4 years ago Like

    • Kory W.
      Kory W. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Very nice!

      about 4 years ago

  3. RUN
    great Casual 5K 3.1 mi 00:42 13:31 pace

    A walk turned into a run, unfortunately in my work clothes, lol.

  4. Over the past 2 months I've put over 350 miles on my several-year-old running shoes. How do I know if they're wearing out? (My feet ache more lately)

    • Erich L T.
      Erich L T.

      The feet aching thing could be for a couple different reasons, but in general, if you feel that the change in shape of the shoe is contorting your feet in strange ways, it may be time. It's much less of an issue the less of a shoe you wear. That is, if you depend on a stability or a motion control shoe, wearing out is a bigger issue than if you wear a minimalist shoe.

      My question would be, where do your fee hurt and, yes, I know they hurt at the end of your legs, just before the ground. :)

      almost 7 years ago Like

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    • Erich L T.
      Erich L T.

      I would be looking into a new shoe. If your shoes are loose, you may be compensating to hold them in place like you do with flip-flop.

      About the foot pain, I battled ankle and foot pain for a long time until I took steps to strengthen my feet and ankles by running short distances barefoot and on grass. Football fields are great for this. It was a lot of fun to feel the grass between my toes too. I would just do it for therapeutic reason and not necc. to become a barefoot runner, tho. My 2 cents.

      almost 7 years ago Like

    • Tony S.
      Tony S.

      The rule of thumb on shoes is to retire them at 400 miles. But, you can look at the soles and feel the insoles to know if they're worn out. If the soles are wearing through the outer layer to the foundation underneath, replace them. If the insole isn't cushioning, replace them. Your comments about the fit and the recent shin pain pretty clearly say the shoes are worn out. They're the most important investment you'll make in running, so don't be shy about getting new ones.

      almost 7 years ago Like

  5. RUN
    great Treadmill 4.04 mi 01:00 14:51 pace

    A jog/walk nursing a sore shin. Had to reach 10,000 steps!

  6. walk
    good Treadmill 3.2 mi 00:54 16:52 pace

    Quick walk before bed.

  7. walk
    great Home from the track 1.41 mi 00:19 13:08 pace

    Went for a 1.41 miles Walk, for 00:18:32, and it felt Great. I burned 171 Calories, and had an average pace of 13:08 /mile.

  8. RUN
    great Inland Lakes Schools Track 1.19 mi 00:11:35 09:44 pace

    Went for a 1.19 miles Run, for 00:11:35, and it felt Great. I burned 189 Calories, and had an average pace of 09:45 /mile.

  9. RUN
    blah 5K on the Treadmill 3.2 mi 00:40 12:20 pace

    This run sucked the whole time, but maybe it will make next time seem that much better. :)

  10. RUN
    great Treadmill 1 mi 00:09:18 09:18 pace

    The fastest I've every ran. Wanted to see if I could do it, and I did! (Still need to work, as this mile about killed me, but yay me!)

  11. Last night I tried to do intervals of jogging/running instead of walking/running. I realized my 5MPH jogging speed was what I considered "running" a month ago. It's taking a long tim... read more

    • Chad M.
      Chad M.

      I can still remember when I first started running about 8 months ago. I commute by bike on the average of about 20 to 30 miles a day. Running will be easy, right? Uh, wrong.

      almost 7 years ago Like

    • Shawn P.
      Shawn P.

      Gah! Seeing everyone on here can be frustrating. "Ran a quick 8 miles, 8:30 pace" -- here I about die running a mile in under 10. Still, everyone has to start somewhere. :)

      almost 7 years ago Like1 person

    • Chad M.
      Chad M.

      I hear you, Shawn. I'm thrilled when I run 3 miles. I did 4.8 the other night but that was a complete fluke. That's the longest distance ever for me.

      almost 7 years ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Treadmill 3.18 mi 00:40 12:34 pace

    First run since C. Diff diagnosis. Feeling MUCH better!

    • Shawn P.
      Shawn P.

      Turns out this was my fastest pace ever! I *will* get to that elusive 10 minute mile...

      almost 7 years ago Like

  13. RUN
    alright Treadmill 2.27 mi 00:30 13:12 pace

    some pain in my shin, cut run short. Don't want another injury.

  14. RUN
    blah Treadmill 1.5 mi 00:22 14:39 pace

    really sick today, but ran a quarter mile straight at 8mph, slowly increasing my running versus walking time

  15. RUN
    good Treadmill 4.36 mi 01:00 13:45 pace

    A month later, and I'm still having fun. Knee problems not as bad as before, and although it's slow, I think I'm getting better. :)

  16. Doc says I have "runner's knee", which makes sense, but sucks. I guess strengthening will help. :)

  17. Weird knee stuff going on, not pain, but feels like it needs to pop or something. Can't see doc till next week, might have to stick to walking for a while. :(

    • Erich L T.
      Erich L T.

      Do you land on your heels or the balls of your feet?

      almost 7 years ago Like

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    • Erich L T.
      Erich L T.

      To clear, not a trainer here, just speaking from personal experience.

      almost 7 years ago Like

    • Shawn P.
      Shawn P.

      Thanks Erich -- I really appreciate it. I'll try ice if it happens again today. I had a doctor appointment (pneumonia recheck) anyway, so on Wednesday I'll ask the doc to look at it as well.

      almost 7 years ago Like

  18. I gotta say, looking at everyone else's pace/distance/speeds can be a bit daunting. I need to find some old fat guys to post with. ;) (only teasing, you're all great, lol)