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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Biz

    Yep treadmill running and outdoor running are way different! I find that I start out way too fast when I run outside – I like the pace of the treadmill 😀 Cute puppers!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! I start out too fast outside too. And when I run with Bella I need to remind myself to slow down. I tend to go too fast. Not trying to keep up with her per se, just faster.

  2. Carla

    ahh I need to follow your runningLEAD
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  3. bethh

    I started c2k 3 weeks ago, but last week I only ran once because I was out of town a few days. Instead of running, I biked on the weekend. So I repeated the beginning of week 2 on Monday and I’m doing the 2nd run today. I’d planned to run MWF but then went on a 12-mile bike ride yesterday morning and my legs were not up to a run in addition!

    I’m having trouble fitting in everything I want to do – maybe I need a schedule like yours. My primary training is biking, since I’ve got Reach the Beach in 2 weeks and Cycle Oregon in September, but I do want to squeeze learning to run in somewhere too.

    Is it normal for my legs to BURN from the knees down when running? They’re okay when walking and when not running… I can’t tell if I’m out of shape or if I have bad shoes or something. Any thoughts?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You bring up some great questions! I think they deserve a post so I’ll work on that for next week. The short answer would be: yes, you probably need new shoes. Have you been fitted for running shoes at a running store? It made a huge difference for me getting the right kind of shoes. And the burning–is it in the shins or the knees?

      1. bethh

        I just got back from the track and tried to pay attention to how my legs were feeling. It’s definitely not the knees (thank goodness) but more ankle-shin related, also calf and general fatigue which is obviously partially fitness-related. My upper legs/butt don’t burn.

        I haven’t been fitted for running shoes, though I got some Brooks at REI last November or so, and they don’t have a ton of wear. Looks like a fitting may be in order!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I’d say that would be like shin splints or bad shoes. I’m really happy I got fitted by a professional. It made a big difference for how I felt when I went running!

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