I ran today—slowly, only for 20 minutes, and stopping often to stretch my still-tight right hamstring.
But I ran, dammit.
Let’s hope I do so again tomorrow.
Good to hear. I’ve been inspired by the posts in the past, so here’s hoping all is good. Sorry to hear about the hamstring. Remember that wee bit of touch football at some C&W in the foggy past–seem to remember I tweaked my hamstring on that one too–worth it of course.
You know, I always hated running because of the pounding on the joints. My girlfriend recently decided to take up running, though, and I’m joining in to support her. We’re taking it slowly, but we’ve just made it up to 25min/1min/4min run/walk/run. All seems well, as long as my knees keep working. I still greatly prefer biking, though.
It’s not that bad. I think I need to own up to a few weeks of massage therapy. I should have done so in October…
Erich, pounding should not be a big issue if your stride is right. You should try to run on the front of your feet as much as you can; that way you can use your calf muscles to land and launch. If you’re pounding your heels against the ground, slow down and focus on your stride. If you get tired and can’t run in a manner which feels like you’re light on your feet, slow down.
Ran again yesterday (4 miles, 40 mins). Hoping to run again today….
Another four mile run, 5/14 pm, 37:50. Some soreness, so I stopped a few times to stretch, as I’ve been doing lately.
It’s going to be a long road back to being in shape.
Keep us posted. I’m actually contemplating getting up at 5:00 tomorrow to try to get in a short run before hopping on the plane for C&W. Like that’s gonna happen.
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