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Old 14-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
Delfeeka
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Late beginner - Looking for some help with leg pain

Hello,

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?
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Old 14-10-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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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

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