FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Time-to-Run > Beginners Area
Home Forums Downloads Blogs
Time-to-Run on FacebookFollow TimetoRun on Twitter Running InformationUSA RunningRunning South AfricaRunning New ZealandRunning UKRunning CanadaRunning IrelandDeutsch LaufzeitRunning DenmarkSverige LöpningRunning FinlandTel Aviv Marathon Running Australia Running KenyaRunning EuropeRunning MaltaRunning NamibiaDonate for Training Advice
Beginners Area Start from the Beginning and Graduate

Late beginner - Looking for some help with leg pain

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
Delfeeka's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Late beginner - Looking for some help with leg pain


I have recently been sent on a company health check through Bupa. The results I got were better than I was expecting. My heart rate, ECG, cholesterol, blood pressure, and lung capacity was all below what should be recommended for a man of my age (35). I was however 1/2 a stone overweight. I have tried for years to cut back on life’s pleasures but my job involves 50% walk and 50% desk work without exercise then I cannot shift the extra weight. I was advised that if I do not shed the extra weight by 40 then I will be at high risk of diabetes as it runs in my family.

So...................I took the decision to start running.

Someone said best time is in the winter, dark nights (so not to be noticed if you have to stop for a breath).

Bought some nice Asics trainers, running jacket and set off.

Reading through the forum I don't know if I have set my goal too high as I run 2-3 times a week for approx 4-4.5 miles. I do all of the stretching exercises before I go out. I am not out of breath at all but after about 3 miles my right leg starts to tighten up and I get a sharp pain in it. This is uncomfortable. It goes the next day but returns next time I run.

I really enjoy running as I feel the benefit for the on set and would love to do a 5-10k run (properly - without stopping) but am being held back with my leg.

Can anybody help me with a bit of advice?
Delfeeka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-10-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
TheEd's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Hi Delfeeka and welcome to the forums

my first response is don't run further than 3 miles to start with

however seriously speaking that is probably sound advice

do only what you can do to start with

look at this link - http://www.time-to-run.com/beginners/thebeginning.htm

go to where it says The Beginners

The beginners
Will start with 30 minute periods of exercise, 3 times per week for the next 2 weeks. The activity will consist of the 'lifting of both feet' from the ground. This is termed running/jogging. During these 2 weeks, you may switch to 'paced walking' at anytime you so desire.

go through the routine there for 2 weeks providing feedback once we have 2 weeks down we can work on the next level

hopefully this helps and further motivates you to achieve

TheEd is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back  Time-to-Run > Beginners Area

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


» Recent Threads
Sub40 10k training (General inquiry)
23-03-2018 12:03 PM
Last post by MitchelC
18-09-2018 04:39 PM
85 Replies, 13,779 Views
How to lose three minutes and three...
04-07-2018 09:14 AM
Last post by Elethiomel
18-09-2018 12:12 PM
26 Replies, 1,811 Views
I want to run faster!
03-10-2017 09:03 AM
by AndrewL
Last post by TheEd
18-09-2018 07:32 AM
101 Replies, 30,751 Views
Sub 35
27-12-2011 12:01 AM
by jamieh
Last post by TheEd
18-09-2018 07:29 AM
634 Replies, 277,581 Views
Sub40 goal midlife crisis?
15-10-2015 03:47 PM
by Tallon
Last post by TheEd
22-08-2018 10:12 AM
158 Replies, 136,119 Views
Lurker looking for direction
05-06-2012 09:05 AM
Last post by TheEd
20-07-2018 09:37 AM
30 Replies, 17,899 Views
» Recent Blogs
Racing her first 10k races
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
18-09-2014 01:16 PM
0 Replies, 55,238 Views
Intro to the athlete, MrsDuck
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
11-08-2014 11:16 AM
0 Replies, 49,857 Views
Steve Jones Record
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
0 Replies, 48,543 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2008 - 2018 Time-to-Run All Rights Reserved