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You guys were absolutely correct. (Read 465 times)

Daren99


    I started my couch to 5k today, and my lungs are way ahead of my legs and joints. I run loudly, I assume my heal is hitting first. I could feel it in my shins. How do I correct this form?

     

    Daren


    justrundan

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkUqkdPQHis

       

      Try this video on running form.  there are a number of other video's in the same area of youtube.

      Dan

       

       

       

       

      mab411


      Proboscis Colossus

        Try to increase your cadence (steps per minute).  You may feel funny at first, but it should help your form.

        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

        bap


          To achieve all of the above -  shorter steps.

          Age 52

          2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40

          Daren99


            I will try shorter strides. The chi running makes a lot of sense. I appreciate your help, thank you.

              All of that is good advice, but the main way you will get better form is through patience, as your body remembers how to run and you get fitter. Keep at it!

              gpb


                Be careful of the three too's...

                Too much, too soon, too fast.

                 

                Too much... increase mileage gradually.
                Too soon... rest days are there for a reason, they're as important as running days.
                Too fast... patience grasshopper, speed will come in time. Focus on duration for now and don't worry about how quick you are.

                 

                It's so easy for the head to get in front of your body. Running yourself into an injury is no fun at all. Patience is critical at this stage.

                 

                Also - and I say this because you mention shin pain - make sure you have the right running shoes. Forget the shiny marketing and full page magazine ads - get to a real running store and get properly fitted. Many stores will use a treadmill with video setup where you can see how different shoes can help correct over/underpronation. This has a direct and distinct affect on your ankles, shins, knees, etc.

                Daren99


                  Day 2 went much better. I shortened my stride and wore my new shoes. I ran much quieter. Still a little sore, but not so much in my shins. So overall a definite improvement. thank you for the great advice.

                   

                  Daren

                  bap


                    Keep us updated Daren

                    Age 52

                    2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40

                    Daren99


                      I have another question. I am currently running on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Does it hurt if I go on the elliptical for a half hour or so on my rest days?

                       

                      Daren


                      day after day sameness

                        I have another question. I am currently running on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Does it hurt if I go on the elliptical for a half hour or so on my rest days?

                         

                        Daren

                         

                        No, not at all.  It will be a good recovery workout while you're building up your "base" -- low impact.  Walking on your off days will be another good option.

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                        Daren99


                          I didn't  know if it would good, bad, or otherwise. I didn't want to go overboard if rest was needed. Thank you for the input.

                           

                          Daren

                          Daren99


                            Started week 2 today, going much better then week 1 started. No shin pain, a tiny Bit of lower back pain not really pain just an odd twinge. probably due to landing a little hard due to getting tired I think. Overall very happy with the progression.

                             

                            Daren

                            Jo_


                            Couch to HM in 32 weeks

                              March 2014 - this overweight grandmother got off the Couch after 25 years and began Just-Walking ...

                              Goal Race - HM Fall 2014              32 weeks done....0 weeks to go  (now I need a new goal)

                              PR paces

                              5K 11:10          10K 11:48            HM 12:40

                              Daren99


                                Those were good videos, thanks. Going to try those ideas on tomorrow's workout.

                                 

                                Daren

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