Hi I want to do a triathlon this year and also to lose 2 and a half stone. Just started running (well walking then running) my legs really hurt and this has stopped me continuing in the past... thought I couldn't run because it hurt too much..... but I have just found out that the pain mostly goes away after 5 mins which is great. I run really flat footed and looks a bit daft but hey I will perservere. Any tips?
Go and get fitted for some suitable shoes asap! You should be filmed on a treadmill for this
freezing cold bath after running also helps with the stiffness. and plenty of stretches before and after (check out RTS's blog on stretching for tips).
I've looked it up on the internet and my problem is heel strike I have just done a little run to try out the technique suggested and it feels much better running now yeah !!!!!
Def think about getting Gait analysis done , and the right running shoes , i did this last week cant believe the difference it has made ...feels like im running on air .
good luck with the Triathlon ..
Mutley, found any good sites for triathlons? I also would like to do a/some triathlons but struggling to find events, thanks KK : D
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