help me run
April 22, 2012 7:34 PM Subscribe
Why does my body object when I run?
posted by bearette to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Why is running a problem?
I consider myself a pretty fit person- I work out 5-7 days per week. I do lots of aerobic exercise, things like zumba and Les Mills "Body Combat" and "Body Jam", if you are familiar (aerobic dance and martial-arts style classes that are fairly intense workouts). I also do yoga 1-2 times per week. I get through all these classes fine.
I also used to use the machines (ellyptical and that other one where you step side-to-side, not sure what it's called). Eventually these got easier to the point where they weren't challenging even on the highest setting. (that's when I started the classes which I am doing now).
However, I still have a hard time running. When I try to run, I am able to breathe fine, so cardiovascularly, things are ok. But I wind up stopping earlier than I need to because my shins start aching. So, the result is I can't get a good cardiovascular workout from running.
Just wondering if this is common? Is something wrong with my form? Or is it something I just need to get used to and work through? I have an hourglass figure with pretty sizeable hips. Is this a common issue for my body type? any tips?
Running isn't my main exercise, but I would like to try a little, especially for times when I can't get to the gym before it closes and want to get a good workout in.