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I have been sportingly active for most of my life until a knee injury slowed me down to an absoloute stop.I had a large ammount of cartlidge taken out of my knee quite a few years ago and to be honest hasnt been the best since,i know its probably not the best form of exercise for my knee but i believe with the correct footwear and limit my distance i can gain some sort of enjoyment and fitness.
I went on my 1st run/walk today running 400m walking 100m x4 and apart from my lungs falling apart and a slight tweak of the knee i really enjoyed it i wore a knee support (muller strap-goes just under the knee cap) and seemed ok.

FOOTWEAR-i am a complete beginer and top the scales at around 14st5lb what do you recommend,the only ones to date that have been mentioned are asics 1120 any help or comment will be appreciated:)
 

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Welcome. Sounds like some major work.

With a history of knee trouble, would it be worth checking with your doctor before you start in earnest?

As to shoes visit your local specialist store. They will check your run style and advise on the correct shoe.
 

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Welcome to RF LL.

I would follow Hrun's advice and definately have a gait analysis done.
 

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I agree and to be honest it is probably the not the best but i just want to get into a running even if it is a short distance,1 1/2 miles once or twice a week,i have been to my doctor and agrees but disagrees and has gave me some anti-inflamataries if my knee swells a bit.
 

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Thanks steve,got be honest though i feel a bit of a woos with my current fitness i was gasping after the 2nd 400m lol
 

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Well that is to be expected so don't beat yourself up about it....it will get better and you'll get stronger overall in no time..well that's a cliche of course but give it 3 months and you'll see a huge difference as long as the knee stands up.

Keep a diary of your training to see how things improve.
 

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The support is a muller patella support,which is a 1" padded strap velcrod on just under the kneecap do you think its suitable
 

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Welcome LL and don't do yourself down about your current levels, at least you are out there trying.

It was only 4 months ago that I was like yourself with lungs trying to vacate my body after just 1 minute of 'running' , but this weekend I ran over 10 miles non-stop. So if I can anyone can.

Just need to do as the others say, take it steady and build up the strength (especially your knees if you have existing problems) and you should be fine, and most importantly don't try and over do it as you find things get easier. (its very easily done !! )
 

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Hey thanks with all the support i guess its hard work with a bit of trial and error to achieve anything:lol::lol:
 

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Nothing is achieved without some sweat and pain...just try to keep pain down to a minimum though!
 

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oh just one other thing can anyone recommend a good stereo when running,the one that fits onto the arm
 

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The best stereo sywetem is the sound of the world as you run by............





.....I guess someone else will have to respond on the ipodthingys
 

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Hi LL

Welcome to RF.

As for music perhaps an Ipod shuffle reasonably cheap and I think will hold approx 500 tunes, nice and light too :d

TT
 

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On The Trainers Issue....

i think i will just go on the recomendation for now,,asics gt-2120 anyone know if good or bad
 

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i think i will just go on the recomendation for now,,asics gt-2120 anyone know if good or bad
depends what type of trainer they are?

neutral, overpronation etc where have you seen these?
 

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i have saw them a from a guy who sells sports/exersise trainers and clothing on e-bay

Asics Gel GT-2120 Autumn 2007 Running Shoe. Industry standard for the overpronator seeking a supportive, well cushioned, high mileage running shoe. This running shoe features IGS for structured cushioning utilising a SpEVA midsole and SpEVA lasting along with forefoot Twist Gel and visible rearfoot Gel for optimum cushioning. Space Trusstic, DuoMax, and Duosole offer the best mix of support and a natural ride. Shoe weight: 315g.
 
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