I'm new here... Please may I introduce myself. I am middle-aged guy with a wife and children, a desk job and a paunch And the paunch needs to go!
However, when it comes to running I'm just starting out, I have never done pure running for fitness, always choosing cycling or rowing or other sports for some reason. However I am planning to change that this year
To run, I was always told to run upright, keep my head up, be tall, good leg movement, imagine elastic on my ankles attached to the back of my head, that sort of thing.
So today was W1R1.
Big anticipation, equal dollop of nervousness. I started well but was finding it really hard to run upright and with bounce. I soon felt myself slipping back into what felt more like a slouch/shuffle than a springy/run - probably due to being so out of shape.
I finished the session feeling great about achieving the run for sure! But I am a bit worried that I might be creating bad habits for myself and find it harder to break them later on?
So I wondered, does how I run matter from the start, or can sort that out later? I know "not to go off too quickly" is often spoken about but I am talking about "having good form" I guess?
Does anyone have any experience of this?
Thanks in advance!