05-15-2013 03:54 PM
06-19-2013 03:13 PM
Finally beginning to get somewhere with this. My knee has been fine after my past 4 runs! I'm way behind schedule though - only on week 4 because until the past couple of weeks I had a downtime of 2 to 3 weeks between each run for my knee to recover
Also week 4 was hard. It almost doubled the amount of running I had to do.
10-15-2013 06:12 AM
Injuries have made this a slow process but I just broke 2 miles non-stop! Not bad as my previous best non-stop distance before retiring from injury was 1.4 miles. Got some Kinesio tape this week. Apparently it works wonders!
10-15-2013 09:17 AM
That's awesome targetbsp! You are so close to acheiving your goal! Have you been using a strict Couch to 5K plan?
10-16-2013 01:22 PM
Yeah I have an android app sorting out all the timings. The only problem with that is that for the sake of my phone I can't go out in the rain! And it rains a lot here. I need to get one of those waterproof Xperia Z's
10-16-2013 02:32 PM
I'll have to try one of those apps that you guys listed. Maybe that would help motivate me. Water proof does sound like the way to go
10-17-2013 03:18 AM
It does help motivate a lot. Every year prior to this I'd attempted to take up running just by going as far as I could before giving up and repeating a few days later and never got anywhere.
With this, whilst injury prevented me runnign as frequently as the app suggests, I have completed every run it has set me in order.
When I'm running as far as I can off my own back it's too easy to just give up when it becomes uncomfortable. With the app, it's easier to keep going past that point knowing I only have 2 more minutes or whatever to go.
10-22-2013 02:27 PM - edited 10-22-2013 02:27 PM
A rain coat may be cheaper than an Xperia?
And yes, the app does help. So does running with someone, if you can find someone who is at your level and is comfortable running at the same pace you are. Or you can take a dog, for some reason they seem to think that going for a run with their human is the best thing ever since the invention of peanut butter. Maybe even better than peanutbutter...?
10-23-2013 08:18 AM
I borrow a friends dog sometimes but he can't pace himself. For the first half of our trip out he's dragging me everything. For the second half I'm dragging him along cause he's worn out.
10-23-2013 08:26 AM
My dog used to do when I first started taking her with me. She'd get realy excited and try to sprint at full speed the moment I went from walking to jogging. Now she's figured out the routine and tries to stick with my pace through the run. It only took a dozen or so attempts for her to get there though...