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I've begun a running program. It has been two years since the surgery on my right foot. [I'll still need the osteo-arthritis on my left worked on some day] I've been walking lots, using the elliptical and strength training. I still need to do more stretching. Still, here are some of the tools that are making the new program interesting.

iPod. Nike+ iPod. PodRunner podcast, nikeplus.com and nikerunning.com

So I had a short term goal of two miles at eight minutes per mile. I hit that day one no problem. However, over the next two days I knew that core strength wasn't what it should be.  I had expected some leg muscle pain. After all, the open road isn't an elliptical trainer. I had none of that. In its place I had pain at all the places my torso attaches to my legs.

Great to be moving in the open air again. And to think, I used to be a real runner. Will be again soon too.

Time and effort.


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Apr. 24th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Please be careful to avoid getting shin splints. It is best to jog on grass, sand, or dirt rather than on concrete. The Elliptical is low impact but it tends to overestimate calories burned.
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