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As a Dad of two cross country runners I have seen the late summer enthusiasm turn to shin splints and stress fractures. I would recommend slowing adding onto your running volume. Remember that speed is a small part of your workout routine and running fast alone is not the only thing. You should have easy days following your hard days as well as one day were ...


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Just give it a try, but don't do it just the next day. Give your body at least one day to recover before doing a high intensive training. Start running with a speed you think you can run the whole distance. If you feel good after the first half you can go a little bit faster. If you feel bad, run slower. Edit: Most important thing is to listen to your own ...


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I get shoulder pain on hilly runs, always my left shoulder, and sometimes it sent me into a panic because I thought I was getting a heart attack! My physio suggested it could be 'referred pain' due to the intense pounding my body was going through when running down steep hills, interestingly it only happened at the bottom of a really sharp hill. Apparently ...


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Short answer: I would agree with your doctor's assessment unless you already have healthy, strong feet. These would probably be able to take (and perhaps even profit from) hard concrete surfaces. If your feet are not in their best of health, do foot strengthening exercises, and/or walk on softer, natural, rugged surfaces to get your feet into shape first. ...


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Sorry if this is a bit off-topic but I'd just like to share something as a heavy, flat-footed person. I'm 216 pounds at 5'10 and pretty much completely flat-footed, needless to say, running with regular shoes just doesn't work, I'll get some really intense pain in my lower legs after just a few km. Although very skeptical about the shoe business and their ...


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Run trails. Become comfortable at agility training. I am guessing that part of the problem is nerve/reflex from a flat pavement mixed with constricted hips from sitting/driving. Mountain trail running has proved to relieve my leg imbalances and rejuvenate my musculoskelatal system. If trails are difficult to get to, I recommend agility training to ...


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I agree with everyone's comments above - check with your doctor to see if walking and/or running would be appropriate for your condition. And working with a physical therapist would help you establish an appropriate exercise program. Without good sensation, one of the biggest problems you could face is skin problems. Even a simple blister can turn into a ...


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"the only variables that influence speed are (1)cadence (2) stride length." Yes these two variables define your speed. But how to achieve high cadence of a longer time is a complex issue. "cadence has a very low upper bound. (170 strides / min) seems as high as possible." Wrong. Many recommend 180, so 170 isn't considered a very high cadence. "a stride ...


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This is a great question and one that I went through a number of years ago. The first thing I would do is caution you on the amount of mid-foot running you try to do. If you don't slowly adjust to doing this you will get many new injuries. Calf, Solious, Achilles, Plantar fascia. It needs to be a slow systematic approach. The first thing you can do is ...



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