Morning! I’ve been lurking here, waiting for JuJu’s new plan to start... A few weeks ago, I was in my local pub and looked at the 10 ‘local walks’ leaflets with new eyes... and wondered if they could be ‘local runs’ instead (it’s amazing what seeing ‘5K’ in print does to the brain!!) . It seems they can! I’ve now run through vineyards, along river banks, fields... across the grounds of the local castle... um, through a new housing development etc... anyway, it’s been wonderful. But it seems in the process I’ve damaged my Achilles. As I’ve not been silly about distance or speed, I’m thinking it might be the terrain - it’s alternately grassy, rocky, lumpy... root-y... Eccentric heel exercises are bringing rapid improvement to my legs, but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to prevent this happening again? Ankle strengthening exercises? Maybe different shoes? (I have Brooks Ghost 11s which I 😍). I LOVE this kind of running - me, alone in my head with nature... (I’ve never appreciated cow parsley as much as when I ran through a frothing white cloud of it last week...), so would love to find a way to continue injury-free! Thanks!!
Trail/ off road running advice, please! - Bridge to 10K
Can’t give you any off road advice but are your Brooks trail shoes as I know when I went to get gait analysis last week they asked what I run on as there re different types.
Love all the nature we see when running apart from nearly swallowing a fly !!! 🤣
Saw a woodpecker this morning - too early for anyone else to be awake !
That's true. At my GA the chap said trail shoes are basically neutral as the foot landing position is unpredictable unlike tarmac etc. But he said for 5k distances I was doing that using a road shoe off piste would not be a problem. Just to be careful as I would have less grip than a trail shoe. Not sure what kind of distance you need to do before you swap back to a trail 🤷♀️ at that point I couldn't imagine do 5k let alone further so didn't ask 🤦♀️
Aw thanks 🙏 so much for the donation, Toni ( that feels strange, real names 😂) that’s really kind of you, much appreciated! I’d really like to be able to run off-road but I think I’d be asking for trouble with my legs in general 😂! Training is going well, climbed Lochnagar yesterday 1155 metres high and 20km! Only 190 meters lower than Nevis, so I’m confident I can do it! I do keep forgetting I’m doing it in the dark tho 🤦♂️😂