Week 8 run 2 - no stopping me up those hills - Couch to 5K

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Week 8 run 2 - no stopping me up those hills

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Well I went back to the Super Hilly route this morning after not running since Monday (work-induced). I can’t believe I actually ran up the long and very steep hill - when I ran down it on the way back home I was actually shocked 😆

One thing that has gone through my mind a few times is about the camber on these country roads. Obviously I stick to the right hand side for safety but I do feel like my right foot is running slightly curved for most of the run and I try to run more centrally on the road where I think I can get away with it. Does anyone else have this problem?

9 Replies
oldestnewest

Firstly well done! I notice my right foot turns in slightly when running on the prom. My GA showed I ran fine without a turn in. I thinks it’s got something to do with stretches of it being on a tilt.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I’ve not had one of those gait analysis things so that sounds interesting ☺️

Pop to your running shop and get one done. 😊

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I don’t have my own running shop yet 😆 Will have a google!

Go and bloomin get one then!! 😂😂

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

My route is pavements, “out and back”, so I balance myself out across the run. The camber even on pavements is really noticeable.

Be careful you don’t end up with wonky feet and stuck doing really tight circles!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Chasing my own tail :D

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate

I find the camber, (and the potholes) a bit issue on my Cumbrian country lonnins. I'm fortunate that most times I can run in the middle of the lane at 5:30.

It's a big issue, and if I couldn't fix it my way, I would probably run on the left for some time too. Drivers won't run you down intentionally - the paper work and effect of insurance costs is terrible! ;-)

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to theoldfellow

Well I run with one earphone in and one out usually so that I can hear if anything is coming up behind me but I do still worry as I'm sure you know cars can drive pretty fast on narrow lanes if they want to! :/

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