Hello everyone! I'm new ish and started week 2 last week. I was out of breath in week 1 but couldn't wait to get started on week 2!
Well, W2R1 was done and I noticed that my fitness had improved and the 90 second runs were maybe even easier than the previous week. I was super chuffed with this and started to see myself actually getting through the whole 9 weeks and beyond!
However, Laura mentions on the podcast to make sure your strike the ground with your heel first as it reduces risk of injury.
I tried this and at the time it felt like hard work but I did it anyway. Half way through my I was in agony with my legs feeling like they were on fire and pains shooting through my knees! I carried on as I thought it was all part of it
I have not been able to run since. In fact I can barely walk. I can't carry anything more than a handbag as the extra weight sends my knees into agony.
I have pain radiating from my lower back down to my ankles and it's constant.
To cut to the chase, I have since spoken to many friends of mine who have run for years and they all say taht hitting the ground with your heel uis the worst thing you can do and it's no wonder ive done myself an injury.
I also Googled for info and it's the general consensus their too that Heel to ground is a BAD idea.
Anyway, Ive not posted to bad-mouth Laura as I think her podcasts are great, I just need more info on this and I want people to realise it might not be the way forward.
Can anyone give me anymore info on this and also can anyone tell me why Lauras thinks that heel to ground is the way to avoid injury? I was loving running and I want to get back onto it asap but I cant even walk atmm
Thanks everyone xx