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Can anyone advise me where I can get my gait tested for best fitting running trainers? Thank you:0)

scattie profile image

I finally did it! after months of looking at the C25K app, I put my trainers on and tonight have completed week 1 run number 3. I am unfit n never thought I could jog but I am enjoying it so much. I am struggling a bit with the breathing technique when jogging but it really clears your head and am looking forward to feeling fitter :0)

Any tips on what sports shop tests your gait for correctly fitted trainers?

Thank you :0)

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Jell6 profile image
Jell6Graduate

Google search gait analysis near me. That should provide some answers.

Re the breathing... just breathe when you need to , eventually you will find a rhythm.

scattie profile image
scattie in reply to Jell6

Thank you, much appreciated :0)

Rennur profile image
RennurGraduate

Search online. And then wait for advice on this forum.

And then wait til they are open again after lockdown. You'll probably be ok as you are, for the first few weeks. Others may disagree.

Enjoy it.

As for breathlessness, you are probably going too fast.

You will probably get a link to the "Japanese slow running" video.

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy5Graduate

Well done for starting c25k!

This link is useful On the subject of shoes

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

If you have a local independent running shop that’s great. Normally I would say ask people at parkrun or local running club for recommendations, but not so easy at the moment.

Regarding your breathing, try running a bit slower, you should aim to run at easy conversation pace.

Monicamoo profile image
MonicamooGraduate

I got my done at runners need

Runners need are great

Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Moderator

Had mine done at 'Up & Running'

Fantastic service, from knowledgeable staff who also run 👍

IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on your progress.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

and includes advice on minimising impact, stretching after every run, hydration and strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.

Thank you :0)

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John_WAmbassador

Scroll down a few posts below yours :-)

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