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SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate

I graduated a few weeks ago and tonight I decided to try the Nike Run Club, “It’s Just a Run”. 30 minutes of just running with a little coaching along the way. Got to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did this as my fourth consolidation run and will definitely use the app again.

I’ve got a few concerns however about my legs and feet tonight. In fact they have been I get a gait analysis? Can anyone give me any advice as to why this is happening? I’m not doing anything different and I’m not running everyday. Many thanks.

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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

What’s been up have they been hurting ?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Glad you enjoyed it... Chris Bennett is amazing. Good run.

Maybe your legs need an extra rest day or two then see how they are.

SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

It’s such a shame because now I am kind of waiting for it to happen while I am running and it’s becoming psychological. I’m loving the runs and don’t want to give up on them. And yes NRC is brilliant. Thank you for your advice.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to SarahBrown

Don’t push pace at all... I did one of the headspace runs and they said to run it 3/4 out of ten on effort, this is recovery running and makes up 60-70% of running plans... so if you can slow it do so... speed is for just the odd run here and there.

SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Again, that’s really good advice. Running is far more technical that I ever thought. And I am gradually learning that it’s not all about how fast you run. I think running is always associated with speed. I’ll give the legs more of a rest and try a slow headspace run. Thank you.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to SarahBrown

That’s because we only see athletes in their fast days... not that I can keep up with Mo’s version of slow.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Rest up for a day extra maybe.. have you maintained your strength and stamina exercises on some of your rest days.? It is important to make sure the rest of you is keeping pace with the running legs:)

SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you for your advice. It’s very much appreciated. I have been doing lunges and squats but to be honest this has been minimal. Is there an easy program to follow to ensure that I am doing the right things as this is all very new to me still?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SarahBrown

There I quite a lot to choose from online..... I use some routines that I have picked up over the years, and have like many of us made my own regular routine.. I use Yoga a lot, I walk, swim and cycle too. If you like I will PM you with some links to give you ideas?

SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

That would be fantastic, thank you x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Have you read the guide to post C25K running ?healthunlocked.com/couchto5... which explains that you should be spending 75-80% of your running time at an easy conversational pace, only pushing on the remainder.

If you ask most people who have been running for a year or more they will invariably tell you that they have learned to run slowly. Most new runners spend too much time at a mid pace, neither being slow enough on slow runs, nor pushing hard enough on fast runs.

For strength exercises the strength and flex programme is excellent nhs.uk/Video/Pages/strength...

SarahBrown
SarahBrownGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I haven’t read the guide, but I will now!!! Thank you so much. There’s just so much reading to be done that I wasn’t aware of and there’s way more to it than “just running”, but I’m definitely not giving up x

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