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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 19:28

I just use the sportsshoes site. 

The best of the forum

Posted: Yesterday at 19:24


 Samir Haddad.

How long for legs to get used to running?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

Troy. Sorry I'm not. I tell anecdotes, not works of fiction.

Turns out I had stress fractures in both lower legs. 

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Posted: Yesterday at 08:33

I remember Samir posting as a newby on the magnificent thread (removed) Team GB. 

Yes, he gave all the patter as some delusional kid who was convinced he was fast, based on his pavement pb's.

When finally he was forced into actually doing a race, he ran something like sub 27 minutes for 5 miles?


How long for legs to get used to running?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:24
VDOT52 wrote (see)
How long are your legs?


One's 3 foot six, the other two are...

How long for legs to get used to running?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:22

Yup. You're busted.

I did the same once. It took 6 months for the pains in my shins to stop hurting just walking down stairs, and another year before the sore spots to disappear.

Good job I wasn't much interested in being a runner. That took another five years to manifest.

The injuries are simply overuse/overload. It's common for new runners. One reason why the opening salvos of running training (from a start point of zero exercise) need to be carefully managed.

Those who have come from a background of 'much' football playing are at a distinct advantage.

Where do you start? Well if I'm on the case, I start with 5 minutes of jogging about the house, then leave it a couple of days. Most 'app monsters' start with the 'couch to 5k' jobby.

Good luck


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 21:48

This HM business. When I started running, It seemed a very long way. The sheer distance was the problem.

Later I read somewhere that the HM was more like an elongated 10k, and that speed was the vital component. All the author suggested for endurance was one run per fortnight lasting 90 minutes.

I operated in this area for quite a while.


Now it's looking like a long way again..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:14

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Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:13

Samir Haddad complaining about people blocking the pavement, getting in his way.

"And then there was these two, holding hands".

...    "Weren't f..ing holding hands after, I'll tell ya".


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 18:23


Please don't run a Parkrun the day before Wokingham. 

That's a reasonable call.

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