Hello, my husband (who has been running for a few years) has been helping me do the couch to 5k programme. We've just got to 5mins of running with 3min intervals which I really struggled with, as I have with all previous runs if I'm honest!! On every run my legs have hurt a lot and he suggested that I'm putting too much pressure on my legs by raising my knees quite high and taking long strides when I run. He said I should try just running as if I'm walking fast and not take my feet too far off the ground. I gave it a try and I was thinking so hard about the way that i was running that the time seemed to go more quickly! But it didn't feel at all natural to run that way and i was slower than before.
I just wondered whether anyone else had tried to run differently to how they naturally would and how they found this over time?
I'm just waiting for it get easier in some way!