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    jmt
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    legs hurt when running

    just started training I am very over weight 217lbs 5'7" doing weights is ok quite good at fast walk on treadmill and not bad on stryder never really get out of breath but when I try to run on treadmill it really hurts my legs is it just down to the fact I am so over weight or is there some way to stop the pain I used to run when I was younger was quite good at short distance won a few local comps so enjoy running and miss not doing it

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    capt_vegetable is offline Warming Up
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    You need to be more specific about what actually hurts when you run? Is it your knees, you shins, your ankles? Anyway, if you have just started working out again it may take a little while for your legs to get back into working condition. When I first started running again, after about a month I had to take about 3 weeks off because of pain in my right knee. When I came back, I made sure to throw in alot of low impact cardio so that I could slowly work my way up to running a few times a week. I think that it is very important to let your legs acclimate to your workout. If you can use an elliptical, bicycle, or walk on a treadmill, I would suggest doing this at first. Also, of course, if the pain is persistent, and does not go away I would suggest seeing a doctor.

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    jmt
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    thanks capt. the pain is in the area of shins round to the muscle just feel fed up not running can only do about 5mins or 500 mtrs before the pain is to much but can do 45mins at quite a good level on the static cycle and 10 15 mins on eliptical trainer thanks again

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    capt_vegetable is offline Warming Up
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    If its in the shin area, it could be shin splints which is a very common running ailment. I would suggest not running for a few weeks and they should heal up.

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    Incitatus is offline First Set
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    I get the same when I run on on asphalt. when I just started I could hardly walk the following day. I just bit through the pain and kept running and now there's pretty much no pain at all.

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    nrs421 is offline Registered User
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    i too just started running about 2 weeks ago and after about 2 or 3 days of running my knees hurt like hell....i pushed through it and also used the eleptical machine and the pain is mostly gone....just a very faint ache but that too is fading

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    Incitatus is offline First Set
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    ooh knees are a different story you want to be careful with your knees

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    LiveFromNY is offline Does NOT need to Deload !
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    you should never feel pain, though - that's a bad sign.

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    jmt
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    well here is the latest on the pain its just in my left leg and ran through it on sunday but tonight (tuesday) couldnt run through it, maybe I should have trained last night instead of taking a night off well going to gym in morning hope to run through it then

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    SnapThat is offline Registered User
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    If you're looking into running seriously or if you're experiencing pain while running, I suggest that you get a good pair of running shoes, if you haven't got them already. Last year during the track season, I ran in basketball shoes and had horrible shin splints during the majority of the season. This year, in both cross country and track, I wore running shoes and am happy to report zero injuries!

    In addition to running shoes, I suggest you do some toe taps before you run. Toe taps are: Sit on the ground, put your hands slightly behind your hips and facing out, with your legs in the curl up position (in front of you, knees bent). Raise your butt off the ground so your weight is fully supported by your hands and feet. Now the fun part - tap your toes! You can do them both at ones, alternating, right only, or left only. Better yet, do them all.

    If you already have shin splints, ice them. I think the ratio is somewhere around twenty minutes on, ten/twenty minutes off.

    Unfortunately, I don't know much about knee injuries so I can't help you there

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