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New shoes and gait analysis

New shoes and gait analysis

So I went to Sweatshop this morning for my gait analysis and it's appears that I over pronate especially on my right leg. I tried out a few pairs of new shoes and these came out best. Went out for a quick run when I got back home and I don't know if it was the shoes or not but I was so much faster 6.01 average speed per K as opposed to 6.25ish with my old shoes! Wowzers.....

Now the not so great news is that my knees still feel tender after even the short run of 3.75k. Not as bad as before but I am still concerned. The practice nurse this morning said maybe not to run for a while but I've already had a week off and thought that might be enough. She also suggested physio as a possibility. I hope I don't have to give up running altogether :/

Anyway, here's the obligatory new shoes photo!

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Lovely shoes, and that advice wasnt very helpful. Do you stretch etc? A sports osteopath is a good idea if bad :)

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Thanks ju-ju-, no it wasn't was it! There is a physio behind where I work that has been recommended so maybe I'll chat to them

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good plan. Its so difficult to advise as aches and pains are normal but injury etc really needs sorting out!!

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They are great shoes ! Enjoy. Hope you get the knees sorted soon.

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Lovely nikes! What model are they. 🙂

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They are Zoom Structure 20 I think

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Thanks davelinks that is a very useful article

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I find when I remember to take my vitamin D regularly my knee pains tend to go away

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