Decided to bite the bullet and go running outside for the first time ever having only ever run on a treadmill. Must say I rather enjoyed it! Helped by the fact that’s it’s a lovely sunny day and I didn’t see anyone in the fields!!
Still felt massively self conscious but I guess that’s probably normal when you start doing something like this?!
Happy running everyone xx
The self consciousness will slowly fade - I think we all still have moments though.
Well done for getting outdoors - it’s a very different running experience. I’ve always had knee troubles, so bad only ever run very short periods (2-3 minutes) on a treadmill with shock absorbers mixed in with walking. I’ve found this programme to be great. I’ve had the occasional tenderness after a run, but nothing that lingered or caused any genuine concern. I was utterly surprised at that!
Once you’re running a bit longer, it’s well worth having gait analysis at a specialist running shop - I’ll do anything to reduce my risk of injury at this point!!
Well done for every run you’ve achieved so far!
Thank you and thanks for the advice, I would never have thought about going to a running specialist but it makes sense