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I just started running on a treadmill about 4 weeks ago and slowly I am working up my speed and duration. Yeasterday I did 55 minutes 10 min of walkinf (4.2) than jogging at 5.5 to 6.5 for the next 40 minutes then I walked for 5 min.

Now my hips and joints in my hips are very sore is this normal and should I run again today? I know I need to push my self and work through the pain but I dont want an injury

By he way I am trying to lose 10 lbs I am 130lbs today lost only 3 in 1 month

Fri. Oct 19, 9:10am

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At your weight 3 pounds in a month is fine. And running 45 minutes having just started running? No wonder you're sore - you've gone too far and too fast too soon. Back off or you'll injure yourself even more and won't be able to do anything.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 10:15 AM

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You should stick to 3 mile-runs for the first few months and do more crosstraining to prevent the injuries that you already have looming.

You have almost no weight to lose and you're complaining about "only 3 lbs"? It doesn't get any better than that.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 10:24 AM

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walk to run programs

it sounds like you're trying to up your speed and endurance really, really quickly, and maybe you're not giving yourself enough days off.

you might want to try the training programs on you have to register with your e-mail, but they're free, and range from a walk-to-run program for beginners all the way up to marathon training programs. you start slow for short periods of time, and work your way up in a way that doesn't burn you out, i've found. there are days built into the programs for rest and cross-training, and i supplement the runs with toning and weight classes.

also, running is hard on the body, especially if you're doing it every day. cross train with biking or swimming -- or just walking once in awhile.

also also, maybe it's your shoes. if you have bad or old shoes, yeah, your legs are going to hurt. try a new pair, or go to a specialty running shop to get fitted for the right pair for your feet.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 10:46 AM

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1lb a week is a good healthy weight loss goal at any weight... but when you are down to those last few pounds it's near impossible for you to achieve. If you've lost 3lbs in 4 weeks your doing great. I'm sorry there isn't a miracle way to lose that 10lbs by next week and keep it off, but just keep up what your doing and you'll get there.

I think you don't ever want to push through pain. Pain is our bodies way of telling us our limits. I also know you don't want to just sit so maybe try to exercise today but keep it light, maybe just walk today.

Friday, October 19, 2007, 10:51 AM

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cross train days in between running. you need to take a day off to heal, but stay working out to keep those other muscles not used in running healthy too!

Friday, October 19, 2007, 11:51 AM

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