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6 miles this afternoon.
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Hoping maybe one of you more experienced runners could weigh in on this:
I started running (every day) and got up to about 5K a day. Nothing stellar in terms of speed, about 20 minuets for the whole run.
over Christmas I was relegated to a treadmill which I found to be stupidly easy. As a result I bumped up the runs to 10K in about 45 minutes. The run felt fine but soon after I started getting sharp pains down the sides of the kneecap in one leg. I assumed it was because I'd pushed too hard, so held off for a few days. Tried again after 5 days off, and after about 10 steps the pain was back, strong enough to cause me to sit down.
Again, I gave it 5 days and tried a cross-trainer. This time no pain at all, so after 24 hours off, I try running again. Mistake.
Its been 20 days since I last ran, and while the day-to-day pain is gone, even the slightest hint of jogging up stairs brings it back with a vengeance. I've got an appointment booked with a sports doctor to discus, but wanted any tips on low-impact cardio.
Its taken me 20 years to get to the point where I was exercising daily, I really don't want to go back to being a fatty because I fucked my knee.

Hmm, sounds like your IT Band (runs up and down from your foot to your hip). If it hurts when you walk DOWN stairs, I can almost guarantee that's what it is. There are some stretches you can do but in order to resume you just need to rest. When I hurt mine I found the bike was the only cardio I could do (and swimming).
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Hoping maybe one of you more experienced runners could weigh in on this:
I started running (every day) and got up to about 5K a day. Nothing stellar in terms of speed, about 20 minuets for the whole run.
over Christmas I was relegated to a treadmill which I found to be stupidly easy. As a result I bumped up the runs to 10K in about 45 minutes. The run felt fine but soon after I started getting sharp pains down the sides of the kneecap in one leg. I assumed it was because I'd pushed too hard, so held off for a few days. Tried again after 5 days off, and after about 10 steps the pain was back, strong enough to cause me to sit down.
Again, I gave it 5 days and tried a cross-trainer. This time no pain at all, so after 24 hours off, I try running again. Mistake.
Its been 20 days since I last ran, and while the day-to-day pain is gone, even the slightest hint of jogging up stairs brings it back with a vengeance. I've got an appointment booked with a sports doctor to discus, but wanted any tips on low-impact cardio.
Its taken me 20 years to get to the point where I was exercising daily, I really don't want to go back to being a fatty because I fucked my knee.

Hmm, sounds like your IT Band (runs up and down from your foot to your hip). If it hurts when you walk DOWN stairs, I can almost guarantee that's what it is. There are some stretches you can do but in order to resume you just need to rest. When I hurt mine I found the bike was the only cardio I could do (and swimming).

+ 1
Foam rolling has helped me tremendously to keep IT band and hamstring issues at bay.

Thomas: good luck and have fun in Houston tomorrow. Time to bring it on home!

Kid: It's nice running in SoCal in the Winter, but so much in the Summer.

15 hilly miles.
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+ 1
Foam rolling has helped me tremendously to keep IT band and hamstring issues at bay.
Thomas: good luck and have fun in Houston tomorrow. Time to bring it on home!
Kid: It's nice running in SoCal in the Winter, but so much in the Summer.
15 hilly miles.
I've been stretching and foam rolling for the last few weeks and they've helped my IT band a lot. I still have issues with my left quad, but it is getting better.
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2.. this is my second time actually running for the sake of running since 7th grade so.. redface.gif
How long will it take for me to be able to run 6 miles daily?
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5 miles around noon today.
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Another 13 km this morning
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

2.. this is my second time actually running for the sake of running since 7th grade so.. redface.gif
How long will it take for me to be able to run 6 miles daily?

If you are consistent, and are a relatively healthy individual (eg not trying to lose 75 pounds) I would say that within 2 months you could run 40 miles a week. Some believe the rule of thumb of not increasing the amount of miles you run per week by more than 10%, but judge how you feel and listen to your body. my .02$. Just try and run 2-3 miles a day 5 days a week with a longer run on the weekends.

For me, 10 yesterday on trails. Feel like my loss of fitness is not as drastic as I had initially feared.
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Originally Posted by Il serenissimo View Post

2 miles, treadmill.  Odd thing I weigh more afterwards than before cloud.gif

you GAINED weight on the treadmill? wtf? lol8[1].gif
post #5650 of 10793
8mi this morning including 14 steep 1/3mi hill repeats with a headlamp in the dark, in order to get to the airport in time for a morning flight.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I've been stretching and foam rolling for the last few weeks and they've helped my IT band a lot. I still have issues with my left quad, but it is getting better.

Just have to keep rolling it. It took mine about a year before it snapped back to being normal 95% of the time
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How'd it go Thomas?

I ran 5 easy today.
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Well, the marathon exposed the deficiencies in my training plan, and I didn't fare too well. I was strong for 16 miles - going from 8:30 opening mile to 7:30 steady pace - but at 16 my hip started pinging a bit. At 18 I started walking here and there and I found that when I tried to stretch my howling quads, my hamstrings would cramp. LAWL.

Ignoring the hill training cost me dearly, and so did my lack of core training - I did some, but mostly it was an afterthought. For some reason I wore lighter shoes to race in and I didn't think the pounding would be that bad, but it was. Oh, and I got my first blister (big toe) in years. YEARS. Then, we had to be in our corral by 6:40, and for some reason I only wore a throwaway t-shirt over my running shirt, and even tossed that earlier than I should have, so I wasted a ton of energy keeping warm (39 degrees at the start, 60's at the finish). Spent too much time on my feet, too. A lot of blunders, but I know what I did wrong and know better for next time.

The good news is that this morning, my quads are the only really sore spot. splits were 1:45 / 2:02 for a 3:47 marathon. Still a PR, though, and plenty of room for improvement.
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Well, the marathon exposed the deficiencies in my training plan, and I didn't fare too well. I was strong for 16 miles - going from 8:30 opening mile to 7:30 steady pace - but at 16 my hip started pinging a bit. At 18 I started walking here and there and I found that when I tried to stretch my howling quads, my hamstrings would cramp. LAWL.
Ignoring the hill training cost me dearly, and so did my lack of core training - I did some, but mostly it was an afterthought. For some reason I wore lighter shoes to race in and I didn't think the pounding would be that bad, but it was. Oh, and I got my first blister (big toe) in years. YEARS. Then, we had to be in our corral by 6:40, and for some reason I only wore a throwaway t-shirt over my running shirt, and even tossed that earlier than I should have, so I wasted a ton of energy keeping warm (39 degrees at the start, 60's at the finish). Spent too much time on my feet, too. A lot of blunders, but I know what I did wrong and know better for next time.
The good news is that this morning, my quads are the only really sore spot. splits were 1:45 / 2:02 for a 3:47 marathon. Still a PR, though, and plenty of room for improvement.

Geez man, having read the beginning I was expecting a much higher number than that...nice work.
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

Just have to keep rolling it. It took mine about a year before it snapped back to being normal 95% of the time
That's longer than what I was hoping for. frown.gif I guess I've got to be patient and persist with the rolling. Thanks for the info, this is good to know.
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