3507 users online now!    CONTACT US | ADVERTISE | REGISTER       

About this Page -- This is a discussion on The Runner's thread Page 11. within the forum The Pub. Going for 4.5 miles tonight in the humidity and heat so I can sweat a little more off tonight ...

Go Back   VolNation > Off Topic Forums > The Pub

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #151 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
Going for 4.5 miles tonight in the humidity and heat so I can sweat a little more off tonight
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-01-2010, 07:40 PM   #152 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
4.5 miles done today.
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-02-2010, 08:08 AM   #153 (permalink)
Hanging with Smokey
 
jhen713's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: covington, ga
Posts: 62,251
Likes: 4,471
I ran 4+ miles yesterday afternoon. The best part was when I got back to the house and my daughter came running out and led me down to the end of our street and back and then again for a 2nd lap. She had begged me to let her go with me so I told her to be ready when I got back. She had the blinds open and was looking out the window. My wife said she had been looking for me for at least 20 min. Priceless...
__________________
Good judgment is obtained from experience…. experience is obtained from bad judgment.
jhen713 is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-02-2010, 09:03 PM   #154 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
Nice jhen

I just hit another 3 miles tonight. Humidity leads to leg cramps
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #155 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
Going for another 3-4 tonight...maybe a little more since I plan on stuffing my face for the 4th
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:00 PM   #156 (permalink)
Laaayed Back!!!
 
TEX_VOLFAN's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 83,139
Likes: 2,093
Lyls, how many days a week do you run?
TEX_VOLFAN is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:03 PM   #157 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
At least 6. That's my weekly goal. I don't think I've taken a day off from running the past 2 weeks though
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:14 PM   #158 (permalink)
Laaayed Back!!!
 
TEX_VOLFAN's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 83,139
Likes: 2,093
I'm trying to run 5 days a week, but my shins are really starting to bother me. I stretch them really well before and after, so I don't know what else to do? any hints or suggestions? I only run 2-3 miles a day.
TEX_VOLFAN is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:23 PM   #159 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
IPorange's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 25,531
Likes: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEX_VOLFAN View Post
I'm trying to run 5 days a week, but my shins are really starting to bother me. I stretch them really well before and after, so I don't know what else to do? any hints or suggestions? I only run 2-3 miles a day.
Two things:

1) take a break for a week or two, or at least scale back the running dramatically. You need to rest. it may take longer than that, too.

2) Examine your gait when you run, and make sure you aren't running too much on the balls of your feet.
IPorange is offline   Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:27 PM   #160 (permalink)
Laaayed Back!!!
 
TEX_VOLFAN's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 83,139
Likes: 2,093
i have taken long breaks before, and it does work. Then after getting started agin the pain returns after a couple of weeks.

I have changed my running style too, I try to run with a shorter stride and concentrate on running with a mid foot stride.
TEX_VOLFAN is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 07:40 PM   #161 (permalink)
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 36,003
Likes: 740
From what I learned, good form all starts with your posture. Make sure your back is straight and you aren't leaning forward. Try to focus on looking straight ahead at the horizon and potentially even up higher if that's what it takes for your posture to be where it needs to be. That cured all my shin problems, back problems, etc
lylsmorr is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #162 (permalink)
Laaayed Back!!!
 
TEX_VOLFAN's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 83,139
Likes: 2,093
I do tend to lean forward a bit when I run. I'll concentrate next time on keeping my back straight! I hope to the heavens it works! My shins are really barking loud!!!! I might even try tomorrow, I took today off. Ill let you know how it goes!
TEX_VOLFAN is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #163 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
IPorange's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 25,531
Likes: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEX_VOLFAN View Post
I do tend to lean forward a bit when I run. I'll concentrate next time on keeping my back straight! I hope to the heavens it works! My shins are really barking loud!!!! I might even try tomorrow, I took today off. Ill let you know how it goes!
I lean too far forward myself. I find that if I concentrate on not hitting on the balls of my feet alone, it usually means I am straighter.

It's tough to get the running posture right. I don't think I have ever really had it correct, but rather just alternate between opposing wrong forms.
IPorange is offline   Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #164 (permalink)
Laaayed Back!!!
 
TEX_VOLFAN's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 83,139
Likes: 2,093
correct me if i'm wrong, but ive read that either a mid foot strike or ball foot strike is what you aim for when running. The heel strike is what I heard you DON'T want to do! Is this incorrect?
TEX_VOLFAN is offline  
Reply With Quote TOP
Old 07-03-2010, 09:14 PM   #165 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
IPorange's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 25,531
Likes: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by TEX_VOLFAN View Post
correct me if i'm wrong, but ive read that either a mid foot strike or ball foot strike is what you aim for when running. The heel strike is what I heard you DON'T want to do! Is this incorrect?
ball is better than heel, but you'll get shin splints over time that way. Ideally, you want the middle of the foot. I think foot wear can help with that, but I haven't personally spent much money on shoes, so I don't know which ones help the most. I have started running barefoot or in KSO's to try and improve my form. It has been the most effective.
IPorange is offline   Reply With Quote TOP
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27