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What Skills Needed In Cross Country Running
Commitment to train: "we must learn to walk before we can run" so start out easy with brisk walk, then jogging, then increase to run overtime. Alternating between jog/walk/sprint provide good balance of cardiovascular and wt management benefits. Chose methods that fit your lifestyle/work/family--living healthy is a life-time commitment. Eat well/sleep well and exercise regularly. See doc regularly too. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably not: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cross country running can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, and can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with the newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and socks), and he only runs on warmer days, he might be ok. If he is running in the winter, anything can happen. Vasospasm can occur during or after running. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you got new shoes and just started cross-country, how can you tell if the shoes or the running is causing a knee pain problem?
Almost every time I bend my knees, there is a painful crack. It started when I ran everyday for high school cross country. Is this symptom of running?
Not a common problem: I would say if it happens when U run, ,U have found the aggravating factor. Now U need 2 Can oorthopedic surgeon an try 2 get a diagnosis & a treatment plan. ...Read more
I was running and strained a muscle in my leg. Would it be okay to take pain killers an hour before i train for cross country?
Could get more hurt: Unfortunately if you strained a muscle the best route to longterm running health is to give yourself adequate time to recover. Taking pain killers in order to train is likely to lead to more injury from overuse. Good luck with recovery, and remember that the first rule of training is to remain uninjured so that you can continue to train! ...Read more
I just ended a season of cross country (3 months) and I'm relatively new to running. I recently noticed that my shin bones are hurting and I can't hop?
Stress reaction: There is a spectrum of stress reactions that can occur in the tibia in response to prolonged running all the way up to and including a stress fracture. I would rest it as much as possible and if does not get better quickly I would probably be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how to fix my knee and back pain and breathing problems for running cross country?
No: Can't fix those on the internet. Sorry. ...Read more