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Slow Jogging!

Hi guys...

I just watched this video and this programme came straight to mind.

Alot of us start out running way to fast in the beginning and then burn out. This video is great as you actually get to see the pointers as opposed to hearing them like like we do when we're running and listening to our appointed mentors.

Hope it's helps someone out. Especially if you're new to this.

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Thanks! This is exactly what I needed to watch as I thought I ran too fast in my first run so slowed it down tonight for run 2 and now having watched this has confirmed that I was going too fast.

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Glad it's helped you out. Wish I had seen this when I 1st started this programme too.

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Hi Donna, Hope you'll be soon doing that slow running again! Thanks for post the video and will apply the technique tomorrow: I'm trying to see how slow I can go lol to able to start alternate slow and fast runs.

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Hiya Anthie.

Oh I can't wait to get back out there either. Fed up of resting up now. My back is doing alot better but still a niggling pain in the middle and right side. So think I'll sit it out for another week or so to be sure and then I'll have no choice to go back to my slow jogging until I'm used to running again.x

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Any physiotherapy? Massages should relieve you. Just take your time to recover and go for some walks to test your back first. Take care, hope it won't be too long before you tell us about your slow jogging (great video, I'm going to advise it to some runner friends). x

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I'm up and about already. Going for walks everyday but just for a couple of miles. Nothing strenuous. Doctor said to keep active and that I've done. Pain didn't get worse so didn't have to return to hospital but will see my GP again for peace of mind.

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Great for you! I keep my fingers crossed...

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I figured out what my comfortable starting pace was, then counted how many steps a minute, then downloaded a track that had the equivalent beats per minute.

It absolutely cured me of starting off too quickly :) "Maneater" by Hall and Oates - its only got half the BPM I was looking for, but I have always loved it, so it's just question of keeping to the beat on every second step.

It really improved the whole Running experience for me :)

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The safest way is to run along Pink Floyd. There's no way you will lose your breath or end up in trouble. I tried classical pianists as well but those guys lull you into false security by playing some gentle stuff before they freak out, bash the keyboard at manic speed and send you in a ditch. I say, Floyd.

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I'll watch it. I have to admit I am a very slow jogger! I'm not built for speed.

I used to do Memory Walks for Dementia. My late mum died of this. I'm contemplating doing the 5k run in memory of her.

I'm fairly active. I am currently rowing on weekends and at the gym 1 or 2 days if I'm lucky. I'll find the time.

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Fascinating!

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