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by hammeredk
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Shinsplints and Knee Pain
Replies: 6
Views: 2845

Re: Shinsplints and Knee Pain

I was out for two weeks after I ran through knee pain on the second week of the program. It was rough. My left knee really took a hit, but the down time caused me to do a lot of research into what I might have been doing wrong. Like Peter pointed out above, regarding heel striking, I found many arti...
by hammeredk
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Stitch- any hints
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Stitch- any hints

I second what starknut said! These things have worked for me thus far.
by hammeredk
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Drinking when running
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Drinking when running

Add me to the sip and spit camp also. I hydrate (or try to) throughout the day before/off days, and then hydrate well up to about an hour before the run, then not so much 15 minutes before the run. Throughout the run (the walk/run sequences), I mostly sip in a mouthful of water, slosh it around, and...
by hammeredk
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 second run....another newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

Re: Week 1 second run....another newbie.

Screech, Just keep going. I have found the second day of each week easiest. Third days sometimes harder than second day. First days are tough. But, be sure if you haven't run much ( I had not), to work on form and as everyone says, listen to your body. I hit week 2...second day....and tried to run t...
by hammeredk
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running Blogs
Replies: 59
Views: 46549

Re: Running Blogs

Well ok, add me to the list of bloggers. After being out a coupe weeks on knee injury, I decided to start a blog that includes gear/shoe nerdery and so forth as well.

http://thatwayfast.wordpress.com/

Back out there now, started back on Week 3 runs. Ready to keep on going.
by hammeredk
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Runners knee
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Re: Runners knee

Sounds exactly like what happened to me last week as I was halfway through week two. That was Thursday. Knee is still seriously messed up, no improvement. RICE recommendations are good/true, but so far for me only provides temporary pain relief. Considering medical visit myself. Keep us posted on yo...
by hammeredk
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Will work for knees?!
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

Will work for knees?!

Just finished W2D2. Had some soreness in the knees before first run this week, pushed through alright. In fact, week 2 has gone well thus far....except, like a number of you (per other posts), today my knees fought a battle. It was odd to not have the cardio beat down that I had first week, but have...
by hammeredk
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 second run....another newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

Re: Week 1 second run....another newbie.

Oh and today's run was a welcoming 102 degrees F outside with our typical high humidity. Being the genius that I am, I spent half the run focusing NOT on pace, breathing, form, etc....but on trying to determine why on earth today's run felt like slogging through a jar of molasses. Admittedly, the co...
by hammeredk
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 second run....another newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 3371

Re: Week 1 second run....another newbie.

Ohhhh the KNEEEEEES. Right. Hey, somebody could have told me that being cool and running on sidewalks/concrete is not cool (and I don't mean "cool" as in temperature). I found this new route to run where I alternate between sidewalks (mostly unused by the public, not well kept) and asphalt/road pave...
by hammeredk
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Heat Wave
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Heat Wave

Whewwww, the heat. We always enjoy nice 90-100% humidity and temps from 95-100+ F throughout the summers here. That almost had my mind shutdown on trying to run today. Staying hydrated throughout the day, all day, surely does help at run time...I'm normally not a heavy drinker (water...not alcohol) ...