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Just started running recently and can do about a mile with just a little rest half way, which is good - I'm 6'4" and 17 stone and I am looking to loose about 2 stone from running...

I have just moved my run up to 2 miles (with quite a few rests!!) but I'm getting the usual sore shins after about a mile. After looking on here, I need to get some decent running shoes - which means going to a specialist running shop (I have been running in some really old and crap trainers!). Anyone know any specialist shops in Manchester (preferably South Manchester)... I obviously need shoes that are for overweight runners...

Thanks for your help

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Hi and welcome.

You are right, the trainers will be a worthwhile investment. Also I would drop back down to the mile until you can run it non stop comfortably. Part of the reason for the pain is doing to much to fast. Running is a big change to your body and needs adjustment.
 

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I started Easter. 30 min run/walk. Before I crocked my ankle a week ago I was up to around 25/30 miles a week. I also cut out a lot of snack eating and reduced my alcohol intake.

Good luck, remember slow and steady is better than in fits and starts.
 

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Wow... That is quick to loose all that....

I just moved it up to 2 miles because I thought it was a bit rubbish only doing 1 mile. I shall bring it back down anyway... What shoes did you get?
 

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If you go to a proper specialist shop they will analyse the way you run and suggest the correct shoes for you.

As to the distance I just don't see the point of doing two miles with lots of stops when you are not ready to run a full mile none stop. Quality rather than quantity
 

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Hello from the east side of Manc :d

I would recommend Up & Running - in the Triangle, central Manchester, but easy enough to get there, and they have the treadmill to analyse gait and the staff were most friendly and helpful when I went. They even answered my email queries before I went :d
 

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Good to see that the forum has given you help already :)

Running will help you loose weight as long as you cut out the rubbish i.e. chocolates when hungry and snacking :) I was 18st 9lb when I started running in January and I am now down to 16st 7lb, still looking to loose more but slow and steady.

As Hrun says, slow and steady and once you get proper running shoes you will feel the difference.

Enjoy your running and the weight will drop off without you needing to think about it. One thing I found when I started was I wasnt hydrated enough, drink plenty of water, somone told me that your wee should be almost clear (sorry if this is too much detail). If its not then you need to hydrate more, you will be suprised how much weight you loose just by being hydrated as your body doesnt store water because it doesnt need to.....

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In addition to the advice offered by the others, I'd suggest running on grass where possible. I've started doing this for the first couple of miles of my long run and have less problems when I switch to tarmac for the rest of the distance. I think it is because there is less impact on the grass than the other surfaces.
 

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Hiya

Just started running recently and can do about a mile with just a little rest half way, which is good - I'm 6'4" and 17 stone and I am looking to loose about 2 stone from running...

I have just moved my run up to 2 miles (with quite a few rests!!) but I'm getting the usual sore shins after about a mile. After looking on here, I need to get some decent running shoes - which means going to a specialist running shop (I have been running in some really old and crap trainers!). Anyone know any specialist shops in Manchester (preferably South Manchester)... I obviously need shoes that are for overweight runners...

Thanks for your help

Nath
Welcome to the forum :)

I'm from East Manchester originally and used to go to Up and Running in Hyde. I'm sure Manchester is full of decent running shops, mind!
 

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Hello from the east side of Manc :d

I would recommend Up & Running - in the Triangle, central Manchester, but easy enough to get there, and they have the treadmill to analyse gait and the staff were most friendly and helpful when I went. They even answered my email queries before I went :d
Didn't realise you were from East Manchester Rob, which bit? I grew up in Droylsden and Audenshaw...
 

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Didn't realise you were from East Manchester Rob, which bit? I grew up in Droylsden and Audenshaw...
No way! I used to live in a shop on the Droylsden/Audenshaw border as a kid, on the row of shops near the wheelchair centre. Then my parents moved to another part of Audenshaw (just down from Guide Bridge) when I was about 7 - now I live in Denton!

What an odd little coincidence! :d
 

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No way! I used to live in a shop on the Droylsden/Audenshaw border as a kid, on the row of shops near the wheelchair centre. Then my parents moved to another part of Audenshaw (just down from Guide Bridge) when I was about 7 - now I live in Denton!

What an odd little coincidence! :d
Ha ha that's crazy! If I'm thinking of the right place, I could probably see your house from mine! We rented a place opposite Ryecroft Park for a year before moving away from Manchester. They knocked our house down with a load of others eventually, apparently to build a metrolink station which never materialised!

Odd little coincidence indeed! We might have crossed paths and never noticed - I didn't make a habit of making eye contact with people back in the day, lest I get a 'what are you lookin at' in return :worried:
 

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Ha ha that's crazy! If I'm thinking of the right place, I could probably see your house from mine! We rented a place opposite Ryecroft Park for a year before moving away from Manchester. They knocked our house down with a load of others eventually, apparently to build a metrolink station which never materialised!

Odd little coincidence indeed! We might have crossed paths and never noticed - I didn't make a habit of making eye contact with people back in the day, lest I get a 'what are you lookin at' in return :worried:
Lol, especially at the other end of Droylsden at night :lol:

I think they are going to build the Metrolink thing after all now - been waiting all this time for the cash from the government :rolleyes:

We also both chose the username roadrunner - very spooky! :nuts:
 
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