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Running Every Other Day..

For about three weeks now I have been running every other day. I started running about 1.5 miles and have now jumped to about 3.1 miles (after I changed my diet). My question is, is this too much? I thought that every other day would be enough time to let my legs regenerate, but they are still sore every other day and even now I started taking a break on the weekends, so its actually been 3 days now and they are still pretty sore. Is that normal? Thanks.
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replied April 24th, 2006
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Re: Running Every Other Day..
sliepnir16 wrote:
for about three weeks now I have been running every other day. I started running about 1.5 miles and have now jumped to about 3.1 miles (after I changed my diet). My question is, is this too much? I thought that every other day would be enough time to let my legs regenerate, but they are still sore every other day and even now I started taking a break on the weekends, so its actually been 3 days now and they are still pretty sore. Is that normal? Thanks.

it is normal if you don't stretch. Stretching is very important before and after running :d
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replied April 24th, 2006
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sammisa wrote:
sliepnir16 wrote:
for about three weeks now I have been running every other day. I started running about 1.5 miles and have now jumped to about 3.1 miles (after I changed my diet). My question is, is this too much? I thought that every other day would be enough time to let my legs regenerate, but they are still sore every other day and even now I started taking a break on the weekends, so its actually been 3 days now and they are still pretty sore. Is that normal? Thanks.

it is normal if you don't stretch. Stretching is very important before and after running :d


yeah, I never stretch. I guess thats my problem. Thanks.
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replied May 14th, 2006
U dont stretch before you run.. You runt the risk of tearing a mucles. You need to warm up first then stretch then run.And maybe stretc someore.
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replied May 14th, 2006
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stalker23 wrote:
u dont stretch before you run.. You runt the risk of tearing a mucles. You need to warm up first then stretch then run.And maybe stretc someore.

yeah, you .A.L.W.A.Y.S need to stretch before and after you exercise.. :p
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replied June 20th, 2006
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I've been running a long time and I must say i've always stretched a little and now I stretch a lot. The more I know about my health, the better I am to deal with a problem when it comes along...Speaking of which, I was told about a health portal Healthsiteguide. Some great info and the links are pre-searched, so it's like google, only all about health. Check it out for some great fitness tips as well. Stay strong and smart
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