Wednesday, 2 June 2010
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I've been feeling like my feet have been hitting the ground too hard, I've tried all sorts of posture checks, changing shoes etc, but still my feet seem to be getting a hammering!
Thankfully on today's run I found the problem, basically I've been pushing my toes down into my shoes, end result is this was locking my foot arch solid, stopping my arches from flattening out on impact then springing back to return the energy on take off!
the simple cure was to keep my toes relaxed, straight away I felt a big difference my arches became mini trampolines, absorbing shock then springing back and returning the energy.
Now I'm running with less shock and more bounce again, RESULT :]
Wed 2nd June
Good run over the big sand dunes with Tess, warm with wall to wall sunshine [ shorts and shoes only weather] , poor Tess suffered in the heat despite taking frequent dips in all the ponds on the way round.
I was feeling much better than of late. = 1 hour 40 mins
I was meant to do 30 x 20 sec at level 4 with 20 sec recovery, but I some how lost count and ended with 33 efforts! = 1.09