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#1 Old 10-31-2007, 10:46 PM
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So after soccer ends i'm gonna go back to running 6 miles a day training for a half marathon. When i was doing 6 a day the lower part of my calves started to hurt so much and it felt like they were stretching like a rubber band everytime i walked,its hard to explain, so i hope that doesn't happen again!



My question is if 6 miles a day is too much, mainly because i'm really busy and don't have time to plan meals so i grab what i can, i don't want to hurt my body. It's my junior year in high school so i'm real stressed out and i just remember running really helped me feel better. I can't wait to get back in routine.
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#2 Old 11-01-2007, 10:27 AM
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daily exercise doesn't give your muscles enough time to recover between runs and can be detrimental to your performance in a marathon. i am training as well and am using a training schedule and going 3-4 days a week running and the otehr 3-4 days are spent resting/doing weights/what ever



if your calves are getting tight, you may want to look into stretches specifically for your calves. You can look into paying for a few sessions with a personal trainer.
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daily exercise doesn't give your muscles enough time to recover between runs and can be detrimental to your performance in a marathon. i am training as well and am using a training schedule and going 3-4 days a week running and the otehr 3-4 days are spent resting/doing weights/what ever



if your calves are getting tight, you may want to look into stretches specifically for your calves. You can look into paying for a few sessions with a personal trainer.



What he said
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LMAO :-D i'm also in training for a marathon post hip injury. Rebuilding up to that former endurance.
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LMAO :-D i'm also in training for a marathon post hip injury. Rebuilding up to that former endurance.



Libellula, I wonder if you or someone else would have an idea about this... I've been running on and off for a couple of years. I ran my first marathon in 2006. Mid-July 2007 I sustained a foot fracture. It has mostly healed now; the whole healing process went right on track according to the doctors. I'm just wondering how long it would be before I can run again. And how long before I can even think of training for another marathon. My doctor was not very specific; he just told me to not run for a couple of months at least (that was in September) and to then judge by pain. I understand it can vary greatly from person to person but just wondering what my best estimate would be. Should I really be basing my coming back to running on whether or not it hurts? I tried the treadmill the other day and it hurt to run. Walking is fine though as well as light jogs.
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Consider following a 12 week training routine similar to this:



http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm



That is the safest way to train for one to reduce the risk of injury
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with my hip, my doctor had PT set up for me to coincide with an increase in activity. From stationary bike to walking, from walking to running, going until I feel even the slightest bit of discomfort.
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