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    If Tristen is comfortable running the way she is, I say let it go. Whether she looks awkward or not... how is she placing? Is she coming in last? Is she doing well?

    If not, have her see a physical therapist who will help her improve her technique. Physical therapy is covered by health insurance.
    She came in 3rd from last in her latest race, however, she did run the entire race and is opening her stride more. Her coach told me he isn't too concerned about her yet. He said as long as she is showing consistent improvement and has fun, that's all he cares about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geostump View Post
    He said as long as she has fun, that's all he cares about.
    That's all that matters. This^ right there^.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    That's all that matters. This^ right there^.
    And that fun has caused my grocery bill to increase by an additional $50/week. She's gone from a size 10/11 to a size 5 since the end of May!

    So the kiddo is wanting me to start running with her. I know there is no way I can run like she is. I'm not even sure how to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Couch to 5k
    I tried that awhile back and couldn't run like it wanted me to. I'd have to figure out a modified version of it that would work better for me.
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    If you can't do the next step, stay on the one you're at for another week. So, say you're on week 1 and it's time to move on to week 2. You try out week 2 and find it's physically too difficult (not mentally too difficult but PHYSICALLY), then step back to week 1 and do it again. You don't have to finish in 9 weeks.

    And remember, MENTAL difficulty is not the same as PHYSICAL difficulty. In most cases, our bodies are perfectly capable, but our brain is stuck. Unless you physically hurt, you're suffering from mental weakness. In that case, push through. Tell the brain to shut up and keep going.
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    I couldn't even complete a quarter mile mixing walking and running so I said F it. I think 5 minutes into I just decided that I'm done with couch to 5k and settled on the idea that running is not my thing. I don't want to tellTristan that. I think that would disappoint her. I feel like someone in the house should want to run with her. I want to be able to run(at least more than a quick sprint), but I do not know if running is in the cards for me or not.
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    This plan starts out with 60 seconds of running. If need be, you could do a week 0 where you do 30 second jogs followed by walk breaks. And maybe the reason you can't get far is b/c you're going too fast. Just do a slight shuffle. You don't need to break land speed records the first time out.

    If this is truly something you want to do with her, don't give up on it.
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    If you have a bike, maybe you could ride alongside her. Cycling helped me start running, my cardio was much better & legs were stronger by the time I tried.
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    Stationary bikes I can ride, but bikes that take you from place to place, I lucky to ride for 5 minutes. Even with a softer seat, my butt hurts and my legs are wobbly.
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