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Running

Do you need to get in shape to "run" from one Christmas sale to another?

Are you a runner or want to begin running?

What are you goals in running? Wanting to run a 5k, marathon or just running for fun?

We can discuss many ways to get started and/or could use advice from an experienced runner to help out.


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Shoes are very important to get started on running. I found Asics to be the best shoe for me.

Does anyone have a preference in a particular shoe that works you? Do you have any suggestions on what to look for in a good running shoe?
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I used to be a natural runner....I played hockey since I was 8.....a striker.....so I needed lots of footspeed.....then later on I switched from striker to midfielder....now as a midfielder u gotta pace over that entire field the entire game and gotta be able to do sprints in between.......I used to be good on 800 - 1000 meters and my sprintin wasnt too bad either.....everything that took any longer got boring to me a lot......tho I am planning to pick up jogging soon....nothing burns them calories better than plain ole joggin
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I ran in high school, but have not done much of it since. Now that I walk more I have started adding short bursts of running to pump up my heart rate. It feels good and I can see myself doing it again.
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GREAT topic!

I used to run a few years back. I got up to running 5 to 7 miles a day (and on some days I'd throw in kick boxing or step classes). There is no feeling like it!

I've recently taken it up again - and it feels amazing! My goal is not to lose weight - but to tone, to feel healthy and energetic, to strengthen my heart!

Oh...I want to run a half-marathon next year too!

I remember how I felt when I was really into it - and I'm so happy that I'm running again! I'm already feeling the benefits!

I am also happy to find others who love it too!
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Good idea Christmasstar, it does rev your heart up if you add a jog with your walk.

ChristmasHeart, the most I have ran so far is a little over 2 straight miles. I can't seem to get past that yet but not giving up. When I entered the 3k over a month ago I did run most of it but walk a little. Same here, not for weight loss but just to FEEL BETTER!

I want to run a 5k but if I wait too long it will be just too dang hot over the summer to run one. I will have to wait until the fall.

I'm about to put on my running shoes and go for a run shortly! =)
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I started running in November and then completed the couch to 5k program in April, however I have since developed a horrible case of shin splints that I cant seem to get under control. Running is great and I am hooked on it I just wish I get rid of the shin pain.
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Good idea Christmasstar, it does rev your heart up if you add a jog with your walk.

ChristmasHeart, the most I have ran so far is a little over 2 straight miles. I can't seem to get past that yet but not giving up. When I entered the 3k over a month ago I did run most of it but walk a little. Same here, not for weight loss but just to FEEL BETTER!

I want to run a 5k but if I wait too long it will be just too dang hot over the summer to run one. I will have to wait until the fall.

I'm about to put on my running shoes and go for a run shortly! =)
I hope you had a good run! I did well yesterday running 2.4 miles. It doesn't look like I'm going to be doing any running today (Friday) as it is currently 2:15am and I have been awake since 12:30am. UGH! Well...at least its Friday!

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I've been running regularly the last couple weeks. The air has cooled and the humidity has dropped, and it's lovely to be outside.

I've noticed a few things. Like most of you, I usually run with music. But I've found I can make a longer run without it. I think music amps up my tempo a bit, whereas if I'm listening to my breathing and footfalls, I keep my own beat.

The other thing I've noticed: On nights when I've not slept well, or not enough, come the next day, the running is tough. I feel like I have no gas in the tank.

Ditto that for diet. Eating right makes a huge difference in how I feel on the road.

I guess all of this is just a very long-winded way of saying health is a whole package. Diet, exercise, sleep--each affects the others, whether or not we're aware of it. Good meals, quality rest, and exercise that's appropriate for you, personally.

And don't fret if you feel like you're losing more ground than you gain. Happens to all of us.

Hope this finds everyone well...
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I heard from my sister-in-law that my nephew wants to enter the SPCA 3k race again this year. That's a great motivation to have someone ask me to join them so I am trying to get back to training. I have had a few health setbacks so I feel like I am starting over.

It's a nice little run around the State Fair of Texas grounds. Part of that run is completely around the Cotton Bowl.

A lot of people bring their dogs on the run. My dogs would not make it, little chihuahuas. It's a great cause to raise money for animals!
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