Hello lovely running mates,
So I had a spare afternoon, so I took myself off to my local Runners Need to see if they would do gate analysis, which they would. My "new" trainers are starting to get a bit worn, they weren't mega expensive, so I felt it might be worth investing in a better pair.
First hurdle is that I have never run on a treadmill in my life, and I just couldn't get the hang of it. I was terrified of flying off the back. But fortunately the lovely chap on hand had seen enough just from me walking in. Apparently I under-pronate, quite a lot, which would explain the wear pattern on the bottom of my trainers. He recommended I see a podiatrist, but given that that may take a while, I am thinking of at least buying some suitable insoles, he suggested what he thought I should get, so I might look at that, and armed with that, well, at least I have a plan of sorts! Obviously having new trainers with proper insoles will make me run twice as fast. Right?