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Just as I started to really get into running and prepare for a 10km run in Belgrade (in a month), my heel started hurting like hell. Typical overuse injury, probably lateral plantar fasciitis. Damn it!
 

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Just as I started to really get into running and prepare for a 10km run in Belgrade (in a month), my heel started hurting like hell. Typical overuse injury, probably lateral plantar fasciitis. Damn it!
As an avid runner, all I can say is; PLEASE do not rush "injuries" like these
 
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Ever had it? What's the recovery time for this? I'm supposed to go hiking in 10 days................
If it doesn't hurt too bad it can take 3-4 days before you won't feel it, but unfortunately it can also take much longer. I once had it and it took me a bit more than a week to completely get over. The worst thing about these sorts of injuries is; You might feel "Well, this ain't too bad, I can run with this" and you most likely can for a couple of km's, but after the run you'll only end up making it worse. If you're super lucky you might be able to do some easy running in a couple of days, already
 
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If it doesn't hurt too bad it can take 3-4 days before you won't feel it, but unfortunately it can also take much longer. I once had it and it took me a bit more than a week to completely get over. The worst thing about these sorts of injuries is; You might feel "Well, this ain't too bad, I can run with this" and you most likely can for a couple of km's, but after the run you'll only end up making it worse. If you're super lucky you might be able to do some easy running in a couple of days, already
As it was aggravated on Saturday, and on Wednesday I'm not feeling improvements (with only light walking), I guess it's gonna take a bit more... Fuck.
 

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Anyone go bouldering? Been going a few years and I never ache so much after it. Total workout and escapism.
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I like to get 5 days in per week of at least 30 mins exercise. do a lot of running and just stuff off youtube or the les mills app. not like a fitness freak or anything but this helps me forget what an alcoholic stoner piece of shit I am. being happily married also helps because I don't need to stay looking like jason momoa or anything
 
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I'm trying to start waking up early again and getting in my exercise before work. Second morning in and I have to say, running is hard in the morning, and I have no idea why. I could squat 150kg at 7 AM no problem, but I can barely run 3km at that same time.

The outside temperature and humidity are manageable (more so than at any other time during the day), plus I eat a date bar before and drink plenty of water.

Anyhow, for now I'll be happy if I can just create a habit, but I've got a 10k race in a couple of weeks I want to go to, to push myself a little bit.
 
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Alright, just went for a run with my new watch.

It started off weird, whenever I completed a circle at the track, it added 0.250, but I know for a fact it should be 400 meters long. So I went and went and went, until, after 2.0, I realized it wasn't displaying meters...

So then I ran until 3.0 (3 miles), which is near 5 km. All at once. Could've done more, but my ankles didn't agree.
 

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Gained extra ~20kg and reached obesity during pandemic. I recently decided to diet and build healthy eating habit.

I managed to lost 10kg within a month. Nothing heavy, just replacing my 2/3 mealtime per day with only eating fruits and do 1-2 morning run per week, each around 4-8km.

I’m not much a fan of fruits and never cared enough to explore. But from this diet I learned there are lots variety of fruits: some types of apple are tastier than others. This seems do the trick. Also, I thought good quality fruits would add more to my expenses, but turns out I saved more money doing this.

From my experience, the next 10kg will be harder as I need to build muscle mass and find new eating habit to maintain for the rest of life.
 

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Yesterday I ran my first 10k! Official time says 1:03:52, but my watch says 1:03:38, which is weird. In any case, for an overweight guy with not that much training, who hasn't run more than 5k, it's a splendid time. I have also been feeling sick for days now, so it was a struggle. At times I thought I might need to ask the medical staff for some help.

Feels very good though. Before the event I thought I would run 1:10 or 1:20.

I think that from now on, I should include more tempo work, sprints and HIIT in my training. Will be very useful for hiking and climbing too, and might help me improve my time overall.
 

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Ok, so it's been two weeks to the day since I last ran - the 10k. I took a 2-week break because laziness, and went running today again. I ran 5 km, then walked for about 12 km throughout the day and now my plantar fasciitis is acting up again. That's another week of not running. Lovely.
 

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Ok, so it's been two weeks to the day since I last ran - the 10k. I took a 2-week break because laziness, and went running today again. I ran 5 km, then walked for about 12 km throughout the day and now my plantar fasciitis is acting up again. That's another week of not running. Lovely.

I had the exact same injury mate. Had to go physio for 3 months and change up routine after recovery. It's a horrific. Ice pack the hell out of it.
 
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I had the exact same injury mate. Had to go physio for 3 months and change up routine after recovery. It's a horrific. Ice pack the hell out of it.
3 months is just insanely long for an injury like this. Today I can walk easily without any pain. Did you tear it completely?
 

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3 months is just insanely long for an injury like this. Today I can walk easily without any pain. Did you tear it completely?

My diagnosis was poor, so it took a while after seeing my GP and physio to determine treatment. I also had hip issues at the same time. Weirdly the hip thing was a bigger issue that stemmed from my lower back alignment on my left side overcompensating my stride.

Stretching, ice and the massage gun have been worthy investment ever since. Also switched to a treadmill and better shoes which helped.
 
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Finally back to the gym again (1 sesh), after 7 month hiatus. Travelling really derails the routine I have, and this year I travelled more than ever. As soon as I stop going thats it, takes me ages to go again. Shame because I trained pretty much everyday from Jan to April and was looking quite strong, but thats all evaporated now.

I told myself I cant play video games until I go again. And yesterday I found a game I want to play (Sea of Stars), so I went....
 
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better shoes
Yeah mine don't have any lateral support as they are little more than a glorified sock with a great sole. So that could be a reason.

How did you manage to resolve the hip imbalance?

As soon as I stop going thats it, takes me ages to go again.
Same here. Was pretty much at my strongest in January, but in February I stopped going regularly, and by April I completely stopped. But will start again soon, I just have to!
 

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Yesterday I ran my first 10k! Official time says 1:03:52, but my watch says 1:03:38, which is weird. In any case, for an overweight guy with not that much training, who hasn't run more than 5k, it's a splendid time. I have also been feeling sick for days now, so it was a struggle. At times I thought I might need to ask the medical staff for some help.

Feels very good though. Before the event I thought I would run 1:10 or 1:20.

I think that from now on, I should include more tempo work, sprints and HIIT in my training. Will be very useful for hiking and climbing too, and might help me improve my time overall.
HUGE congrats, man!
 
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Yeah mine don't have any lateral support as they are little more than a glorified sock with a great sole. So that could be a reason.

How did you manage to resolve the hip imbalance?

Physio and strength loading. I still get a niggle now and again when I road run, but when I treadmill I don't. Found the rowing machine to be better for strength loading on it.
 
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