Day Four

@teamfreak16 (37828)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 29, 2016 10:43am CST
Day four of the resumption of my running career saw me complete my third mile of the week. I took yesterday off because my quads were screaming. I expected them to be sore. I got a little overzealous on my first run on Monday night, then got up early Tuesday morning and did it again, only slower. Still, they hurt more than normal. I figured it out this morning. As I jogged at a slower pace, I was bouncing. Very poor form. I corrected it this morning. Three miles in four days might not seem like a lot (it's not,) but I have to start somewhere, and it's three miles more than I ran last week.
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@skysnap (17489)
29 Jul 16
good progress.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Thank you.
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@NJChicaa (33046)
• United States
29 Jul 16
Good job!
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Thank you!
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@Corbin5 (88535)
• United States
29 Jul 16
As long as you are making progress each day, all is well, in my opinion. My husband is 67 and runs three to five miles every day, but he has done this for years and years.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Yeah, I want to build back up to that. I ran 70 miles a week back in high school.
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@Corbin5 (88535)
• United States
30 Jul 16
@teamfreak16 Yikes!!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 Jul 16
Not bad after a long layoff. I am sure you will get more miles done soon.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Oh yeah, I figure by the end of next week I'll be able to increase the mileage a bit.
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• United States
29 Jul 16
Wow congratulations! I'm not much of a runner but that's awesome!!
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Thanks! I figure that after next week I might be able to increase the mileage a little.
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• United States
29 Jul 16
@teamfreak16 That's great, good job! I am totally out of shape.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby- Yes, but even walking can help you get into better shape!
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@JohnRoberts (44456)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Jul 16
You need to start listening to Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell!
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
That actually would fire me up. I love that song.
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@andriaperry (38435)
• United States
29 Jul 16
I thought I hear a car coming into the driveway ( I live in the woods and was not expecting anyone) I ran like the wind and it was no one. I impressed myself at how fast I am , Running and jogging is much different that biking so I will choose to walk.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Walking is still good for you. I walk all over the place.
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30 Jul 16
that's a great way to look at it! i started running the beginning of february. initially, i couldn't run very long at all at one time. I'd run a little walk a lot. i slowly increased. then i had a couple setbacks. yowZA! then i ran my first 5k ever in May (after many setbacks & not running a lot). i did it! since the 5k, i've been trying to run a few times a week (in addition to my yoga, kickboxing, biking, and pi-yo). i now find that running 2 miles, most times, isn't difficult. in febrary,it was impossible! so yes, you've started. you are on your way!!! you ran 3 miles this week! good job!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jul 16
I'll never run 70 miles a week like I did in high school, but I wouldn't mind building back up to 20-ish. Thanks for the encouragement!
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30 Jul 16
@teamfreak16 wow, 70 a week! you sound like a good friend of mine who runs those crazy double marathons. i will never do that... :-) well, i'm sure with your background, you will be where you want to be in no time.
@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jul 16
@jillybean1222 - Oh, I was a cross country geek in high school (and track, of course.) And in the Army, we ran everywhere! We put in a lot of training miles.
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@shaggin (32508)
• United States
30 Jul 16
I think it sounds like you are going at a decent pace for a beginner. I am not a runner myself.
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jul 16
I'm actually not a beginner, in fact, I used to be really good at it. The problem is that it's been about six years since I last ran seriously, so I sure do feel like a beginner!
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@LoriAMoore (4899)
• United States
29 Jul 16
You gotta start somewhere. Good for you!
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Thank you!
@amadeo (53715)
• United States
29 Jul 16
for me it is a lot.Yes,I know.You are doing fine there man
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@teamfreak16 (37828)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jul 16
Thank you for your encouragement, Alfredo!
@cacay1 (32383)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Jul 16
I am so sure, you have a very healthy body and very slim shape. Biking is a very good exercise.