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  • Feelin It! Could it be my sneakers??

    15 posts, 11 voices, 925 views, started Jan 14, 2010

    Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010




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      Diamond
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      Yesterday I did Week2Day2 of the Couch to 5k program. I felt it a little after but I also had lots of energy!  

      Well.... last night I really felt my muscles. I can’t believe I only worked out for 20 minutes and I felt it in my legs, my back, even my arms.... really? I wasn’t expecting that at all! I used to be on the treadmill for an hour (walking) and would feel it after but never felt anything later that night. Im wondering if I need new sneakers.  

      OK... and now its time for the more humorous story ....  

      If you read my previous blog you know that I try to get ready the night before. That way, I get my workout clothes on right away and Im ready to go. So here I was, all dressed with water in hand and I headed down to the treadmill. I started it up and had a great start. What I didn’t mention yesterday was that for whatever reason I decided to look at my feet when I started to run and I noticed that I was wearing 2 different sneakers. I laughed so hard I almost fell off the treadmill!!!  

      Speaking of sneakers, Im thinking of buying a new pair for running. Right now Im using my walking sneakers and I just dont know if they are absorbing the shock like I need. When I run my right ankle is hurting (just a little). I will try stretching more but I also want to make sure Im getting the right support. If anyone who reads this is a runner and has a recommendation for sneakers that you LOVE to run in, please let me know. Thanks!!  

      Annie





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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • Yes! Get some running shoes. You do need them for the pounding.

          I usually bring Joe with me when I’m buying new running shoes. Everyone has a different preference on the feel and weight of the shoe. I like a light weight shoe, I like the gel system of asics, I don’t care for Nike, my husband loves New Balance, I don’t like the way they feel on my feet. The other thing is, he puts both shoes together from the bottom to make sure they are the same length. Don’t know why but I don’t question him on it. He was an athletic director for 2 private schools, he’s trained a lot of athletes and he’s run 3 marathons so I just look to him for running advice.

          I’m going to go to the C25K schedule and do this along with you, Annie. You’ve really inspired me to start running again. I just got off the treadmill this morning and feel really great.

          Thank you!



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          Rose Nino wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • Annie,  

          I love running in my Brooks Axiam running shoes. They are so awesome and I love that they are lightweight.  

          Congrats on your progress so far. Keep up the great work.  

          Rose estatic



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • LOL! I love your blog it was greatheart

          I also need to know about some shoes to run/jog/walk with since I do all while on the treadmill.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • I was about to join and I didn’t see you there on the member list but since I know you are a member, I’ll join.

          Joe would love to come to your part of the world, Annie. NY just happens to be one of our favorite places on earth.

          Try on shoes and walk around the store in them. You’ll be able to feel the difference in them. Buy what feels good on your feet - your feet will thank you.



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          Max0125 wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • When I was a runner, I would always refer to the magazine Runner’s World since they always have a shoe issue that I think comes out in Spring, although I could be wrong. Anyway, I am sure that you can get awesome advice in their website. Otherwise, if you have access to talking to a running coach, they can guide you as well. You need to know if you pronate, have a high arch, etc. I used to hire a running coach for a session to perfect my run and outline a training program. The cost runs approx. the same as a personal trainer. I really found that it helped prevent injury and progressed my run.

          That said, back to shoes.My advice to you is when you find the perfect set of shoes, buy two pairs. Manufactures tend to adjust the shoes every season/year. Also, make sure that you replace your shoes every 500 miles. Good luck and I wish you hours of happy running (preferably wearing matching shoes happy)!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • uh oh! I’m pretty sure it is time to replace my shoes.....



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          Mary Clark wrote Jan 14, 2010
        • I am not a runner but my sister is...and I think she has said that the rule of thumb is...if you run every single day...that you need to replace your running shoes about every 3-6 months.  I can’t remember if it was 3 or 6..but I know it’s a short amount of time.  

          We have always had great success with New Balance.

          Annie...I hope to get with you soon on the running......if I could just get there...

          Funny blog.....estatic



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          Linni wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • love your blog Annie! lol thats something i would do for sure!  

          what is the sparkpeople i see folks talking about?

          many hugs Annie!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • Good blog, I bought a pair of sneakers at Big 5’s one time and they always have sales. I am usually good at making sure the shoes are the same size and I do try them on. I don’t know what happend that day cause I did try them on but I guess I didn’t pay real good attention cause when I decided to wear them a few days later, I was all happy I got new shoes and I put them on and was checking them out, looking at my feet with my new sneakers on. I come to realize both my sneakers didn’t match. They were two differant designs..LOL wow, my hubby was laughing awayworried  

          Your blog was funny

          I have the shape-ups by sketchers that I have yet to try on the treadmill, I do walk In them.



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          Trudy S wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • OK...so I am no longer a runner...too many aches and pains afterward to make it enjoyable.  I have always been a fan of both New Balance and Brooks ...if you have a narrow foot.

          I am now wearing Sketchers Shape-Ups though and the really do feel GREAT.  My back and my knee/leg joints are feeling WAAAAY better.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 16, 2010
        • My husband does what Max suggested - he buys 2 pair of the same shoes at a time. He runs about every day. Some days he goes for 4 miles and then once every couple of weeks he goes 7 miles. He’s been a runner for many many years. I don’t know how he does it. I just completed a 21 day challenge on my treadmill and my legs are hurting. I need a day off.

          I bought a new pair of Asics yesterday. Love them.



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