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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
Spinning class if you still like to sweat your ass off (I never feel like I'm working out unless sweat is pouring).
Walking will give you all the cardio benefits if you keep the pace up. A mile walking is just as good for the heart as is a mile running, just takes you longer. Also the calories expended are about the same (mile walking/mile running).
If you still want to run some, go down to Run On! (there are a few around Dallas) and have one of the peeps there look at your feet, gait, weight, height, etc. and put you in a proper pair of running shoes.
These days, a good pair of running shoes are specifically designed for some bio-mechanical flaw.
If I wear a pair of shoes for under-pronation (I over pronate) I could get maybe a mile before my knees are on fire. Wear a proper pair for motion control and I can run a marathon.