Really sore shins

I try to get in a 50 minute power walk at least twice a week, I threw in about half a mile of a reasonably quick "trot" on Thursday, my hips and shins are still really sore, how often do I need to have a bit of a run before this stops? Even dragging myself around the shops at the weekend hurt, I decided to have a rest tonight and my hips are hurting more than ever. Any suggestions please :confused:

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  • I think it might be that I'm a bit chubby now, the old joints just can't take it lol

  • I try to get in a 50 minute power walk at least twice a week, I threw in about half a mile of a reasonably quick "trot" on Thursday, my hips and shins are still really sore, how often do I need to have a bit of a run before this stops? Even dragging myself around the shops at the weekend hurt, I decided to have a rest tonight and my hips are hurting more than ever. Any suggestions please :confused:

    I am now a black-belt seventh pan in power walking, I pass joggers and the odd motor bike (has to be parked) on my quest for my eighth pan - so listen up. You need to build up to it. Perhaps a 20 minute medium walk twice a week for 3 weeks at first, then increase the pace and time - but by perhaps 5 minutes per week. make sure you have a day's rest in-between.

    You also need to check on your technique of walking. There are some good websites you can use re your pacing etc. Also don't push yourself too quickly. It's great having all the extra wind and oxygen and you feel you can really push yourself - however, your muscles and frame need a gradual build up. Hope this helps. :)

  • I am now a black-belt seventh pan in power walking, I pass joggers and the odd motor bike (has to be parked) on my quest for my eighth pan - so listen up. You need to build up to it. Perhaps a 20 minute medium walk twice a week for 3 weeks at first, then increase the pace and time - but by perhaps 5 minutes per week. make sure you have a day's rest in-between.

    You also need to check on your technique of walking. There are some good websites you can use re your pacing etc. Also don't push yourself too quickly. It's great having all the extra wind and oxygen and you feel you can really push yourself - however, your muscles and frame need a gradual build up. Hope this helps. :)

    Thanks Dicko, I will look into these sites, I'm actually assuming I'm power walking as I go at a rate of knots, I think it's the running aspect that "hurt" as I can usually walk for miles (I quite often walk 2.75 miles to work and home again - takes me between 35 and 45 mins) - my biggest problem is I attack everything with enthusiasm forgetting I'm no longer 10 years old :D

  • I've got those too.....it's from all the kicking myself I've been doing that I waited so long to get free of fags!:D

    Sorry hon, just couldn't resist that one! I know absolutely nowt about it petal but the advice above seems perfectly logical and reasonable, keep us posted on how you're getting on with it.

    :cool:I think my colleagues are getting seriously worried about me, I keep laughing out loud and can't explain why :confused: That seriously made me giggle :D

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