Hey brains-trust. I know it's stating the obvious but all the advice given on this forum FREAKING WORKS !!!!
I've shortened my stride, channeling the Japanese guy in the Slow Running video. I've trained myself not to land on my heels .... something I've done since the 80s when I was told it was bad to land flat-footed or on your toes. I'm doing the dynamic warm up routine pre-run & the post-run stretches. I'm running even slower (if that was possible) to the point that my walking & running pace on the treadmill is the same. I'm running tall .... as if there's a string pulling the top of my head up. I'm trying to make my feet hit the ground when they're directly under my body but I'm not sure I'm completely succeeding there .... so in summary there is a shit-ton of technical info running through my head during my runs. And I'm so looking forward to the day when I'm outside, this new running style isn't new any more ... and it's more enjoyable info in my head like "look at that cloud" and "what a cute dog" and "check out the buns on that!!!".
It is clearly working for you... on you go! My mantra has ( as my friends here will tell you ) always been, slow and steady , you will get exactly where you wish to be, safely and having had huge fun!Well done you!
Thank you thank you! I'm definitely enjoying the routine, I haven't missed a run yet. How long do they say it takes to form a new routine? 3 weeks? 4 weeks?
Re: routine - it’s anyone’s guess. A piece of 1960s research suggested 66 days, in addiction recovery it’s 90 days … I find it takes me about 6 months LOL
Suddenly.. you just find, it has all become part of you and your life... you find it comes naturally.If you have found your happy pace, then do try to relax... maybe just focus on one thing, each run... e.g. Light landing ( I call it kissing the ground with your feet). Then next time... rounding the ankles... and then the next, relaxing arms and shoulders and face... then...look around and when you get in, write down what you saw or heard
It will evolve... go with it