I started running about 4 weeks ago. I've been doing a few miles on the treadmill 3 nights a week.
I did start running about a year ago but gave up due to constant injuries!
I'm managing to keep the aches down to minor niggles this time.
I went out just over a week ago for a run outside, only managed 2.3 miles in under 20 mins and was wiped out! I was very disapointed as I'd been running 4 miles on the treadmill ok, even did a 10k on it without too much problem.
So anyway, this week I've ran on the mill 3 times (including a 10k), went swimming and did a mile and went out for a quick ride on my bike yesterday to scope a route to run.
This morning was such a lovely day I decided to go out and run the route I planned yesterday which happens to be 6.2 miles
I got round in 58mins 47secs, I'm so chuffed! I felt I could have ran faster and further afterwoods too!
Not sure why I'm posting this other than I feel great!!
Hi Che, well done on your running. Reckon you've got the bug now. Keep it going!
Che - if you had constant injuries last time, be careful not to up the mileage too quickly and get yourself some appropriate running shoes, you really need to go to a specialist running shop where your running style can be analysed and the appropriate type of shoe determined, Not JJB or similar high street stores, . Running outside is completely different to the treadmill, on the treadmill you will need to put the incline to 1 to replicate outdoor running and the roads are not cushioned like the treadmill which may account for your previous injuries.
Good luck and most of all enjoy your running
Thanks for the encouragement, Siance.
I think you're right JPenno. I'm going to investagte the local running shops this weekend, hopefully bannishing my hip aches!
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