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any runners? ive got a few ?s

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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I've recently started the couch 2 5k...again. I'm only barely finished with week one.

I did week one consecutively. I ran every day. And feel great I love it. But today, my calves/shins were on fire. They hurt so bad I could barely walk. Dh says its BC im not resting between and as a new runner I need to run every other day. Could this be the cause of my pain?

Also, I was running during the summer and went through two pairs of running shoes. I get holes eight above where my big toe is. I wad fitted for these shoes so I know their the right fit and they were running shoes. I just bought new Nikes for running today though I haven't worn them yet. I'm scares to ruin them too! Any ideas on what could cause the holes?


Thanks for any advice in advance!
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mcginnisc
by Claire on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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Quoting lacilyn:

I've recently started the couch 2 5k...again. I'm only barely finished with week one.

I did week one consecutively. I ran every day. And feel great I love it. But today, my calves/shins were on fire. They hurt so bad I could barely walk. Dh says its BC im not resting between and as a new runner I need to run every other day. Could this be the cause of my pain?
YES!!! You should not be running daily. Period. You need to follow the program exactly- running every other day and cross train on non running days. Also, how are you running? Do you heel strike? Are you on a treadmill, track, trail or road? Are you switching between places? ( this can cause a problem as your body is having to adjust to different grades constantly)

Also, I was running during the summer and went through two pairs of running shoes. I get holes eight above where my big toe is. I wad fitted for these shoes so I know their the right fit and they were running shoes. I just bought new Nikes for running today though I haven't worn them yet. I'm scares to ruin them too! Any ideas on what could cause the holes?Where did you get fitted? A store that is running specific or another store? There may not be enough room in the toe box, of it could be your striking... A good shoe is going to last you at least 600 miles or more... even though I run a lot ( 5x per week), my shoes last me about a year. I go to a running store and get fitted for my shoes. 


Thanks for any advice in advance!



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kiwimom74
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM

I was seeing  a podiatrist for a foot/running injury and they gave me a "prescription" to take to the running store for specific shoes.... I have wide feet and some stability issues and as it turns out the best ones are mens LOL.  I also run with orthotics.

I am in the middle of training for a half and I rest for two days.....one day I bike or do the eliptical.

MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM
I agree

Quoting mcginnisc:




Quoting lacilyn:

I've recently started the couch 2 5k...again. I'm only barely finished with week one.



I did week one consecutively. I ran every day. And feel great I love it. But today, my calves/shins were on fire. They hurt so bad I could barely walk. Dh says its BC im not resting between and as a new runner I need to run every other day. Could this be the cause of my pain?
YES!!! You should not be running daily. Period. You need to follow the program exactly- running every other day and cross train on non running days. Also, how are you running? Do you heel strike? Are you on a treadmill, track, trail or road? Are you switching between places? ( this can cause a problem as your body is having to adjust to different grades constantly)



Also, I was running during the summer and went through two pairs of running shoes. I get holes eight above where my big toe is. I wad fitted for these shoes so I know their the right fit and they were running shoes. I just bought new Nikes for running today though I haven't worn them yet. I'm scares to ruin them too! Any ideas on what could cause the holes?
Where did you get fitted? A store that is running specific or another store? There may not be enough room in the toe box, of it could be your striking... A good shoe is going to last you at least 600 miles or more... even though I run a lot ( 5x per week), my shoes last me about a year. I go to a running store and get fitted for my shoes. 





Thanks for any advice in advance!




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Duquesne
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM
You should give your body time...run every other day. And with frequent use, you SHOULD be replacing your shoes often, especially if you're running on concrete.
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lacilyn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM
I'm running on concrete, outside in my neighborhood. I have no idea how I run as far as heel strike or whatnot. And I got fitted at cardinals sport, I didn't know or don't know where a running store is? I used to run in high school and never had these problems, so im not sure where they are coming from. And I've never had issues with my shoes before so I just assumed I could get them at the local sporting goods store.

Thanks so much for your input! Its very informative information!!

Quoting mcginnisc:




Quoting lacilyn:

I've recently started the couch 2 5k...again. I'm only barely finished with week one.



I did week one consecutively. I ran every day. And feel great I love it. But today, my calves/shins were on fire. They hurt so bad I could barely walk. Dh says its BC im not resting between and as a new runner I need to run every other day. Could this be the cause of my pain?
YES!!! You should not be running daily. Period. You need to follow the program exactly- running every other day and cross train on non running days. Also, how are you running? Do you heel strike? Are you on a treadmill, track, trail or road? Are you switching between places? ( this can cause a problem as your body is having to adjust to different grades constantly)



Also, I was running during the summer and went through two pairs of running shoes. I get holes eight above where my big toe is. I wad fitted for these shoes so I know their the right fit and they were running shoes. I just bought new Nikes for running today though I haven't worn them yet. I'm scares to ruin them too! Any ideas on what could cause the holes?
Where did you get fitted? A store that is running specific or another store? There may not be enough room in the toe box, of it could be your striking... A good shoe is going to last you at least 600 miles or more... even though I run a lot ( 5x per week), my shoes last me about a year. I go to a running store and get fitted for my shoes. 





Thanks for any advice in advance!




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lacilyn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:16 PM
I keep telling my hubs I need to see a podiatrist. I used to wear super sky high heels daily and one day something popped and I can't wear them anymore without a sharp pain from the outside of my foot all the way up to my hip. That foots especially sore after I run.

Quoting kiwimom74:

I was seeing  a podiatrist for a foot/running injury and they gave me a "prescription" to take to the running store for specific shoes.... I have wide feet and some stability issues and as it turns out the best ones are mens LOL.  I also run with orthotics.


I am in the middle of training for a half and I rest for two days.....one day I bike or do the eliptical.

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lacilyn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM
If im walking/running an avg of 6 miles a day, and I cut it down to 5 days a week, how often would I replace them?

Quoting Duquesne:

You should give your body time...run every other day. And with frequent use, you SHOULD be replacing your shoes often, especially if you're running on concrete.
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Duquesne
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:23 PM
I would be replacing them every 3/4 months. But that's me. It depends on how you wear out your shoes.


Quoting lacilyn:

If im walking/running an avg of 6 miles a day, and I cut it down to 5 days a week, how often would I replace them?



Quoting Duquesne:

You should give your body time...run every other day. And with frequent use, you SHOULD be replacing your shoes often, especially if you're running on concrete.

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lacilyn
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Thanks so much!!

Quoting Duquesne:

I would be replacing them every 3/4 months. But that's me. It depends on how you wear out your shoes.




Quoting lacilyn:

If im walking/running an avg of 6 miles a day, and I cut it down to 5 days a week, how often would I replace them?





Quoting Duquesne:

You should give your body time...run every other day. And with frequent use, you SHOULD be replacing your shoes often, especially if you're running on concrete.

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Vi-girl
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Another thing with the shoes, cut your toenails down a lot!! Not only can they ruin your socks and shoes but they will crack and break off if you don't keep them very short.

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