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Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by nomorechoccy, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    IMO training by walking before starting running is an excellent idea, not just in case of being over-weight. To avoid injuries, the legs need to be strengthened up first, and maybe the heart too. When you do get the all-clear I strongly recommend starting with the run/walk system. I still use this for warmups, long runs and when not feeling good. Jeff Galloway makes a persuasive case for using his run/walk/run method always.
    http://jeffgalloway.com/pdf/walkbreaks.pdf
     
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    Thank you for the definitions ! At 64 I shall stay with quick walking but not competition.
    I agree that it is a choice for those younger !!
     
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    At 76 I choose to run as well as walk and train with weights. I find competition in the form of parkrun extremely motivating. Of course how long these activities will continue to choose me is another question. I am keeping Nordic walking in reserve for a time when running is no longer possible. At the same time I am hoping, encouraged by the example of Fauja Singh, to keep on running for a few years yet.
     
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    nomorechoccy · Active Member

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    I will say that running on sand is hard going unless you mean the dead flat surface when the tide goes out. While saying that I would love to live by the sea.

    Just come back from 3 mile brisk walk had some food and taken my first ever Metformin tablet, waiting to see if I get side effects.
     
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    nomorechoccy · Active Member

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    Good Mood I did the park run in my fastest time this year , moreover I actually managed to sprint ( well run a bit faster ) for the line.

    Had butternut squash noodles and veg chilli topped with cheddar for lunch, I used to be so anti veg food but enjoyed it. If you had told me that I would be eating that 6 months ago I would have laughed at you.

    2nd day on Metformin and my body was better no wind lol.
     
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  6. Alexandra100

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    Good for you!!! I envy you, but I shall try to do likewise. It's at least 2 years since I did a parkrun but I still have happy memories of one of my last runs where, as I came into the home straight, I heard footsteps behind me, but I was able to accelerate and hold the person off. I afterwards checked the results and found it was a MAN and YOUNGER than me, which as you can imagine made this outcome all the more satisfactory. At present I'd be struggling to run/walk a parkrun, but I'm hoping to get in some solid training and then maybe in October ...?
     
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