Newbie hurting legs

Mutley Mutley

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?

James76 James76


Go and get fitted for some suitable shoes asap! You should be filmed on a treadmill for this

Bunsy Bunsy

Posted in reply to James76

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).

Mutley Mutley

Posted in reply to Bunsy

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 !!!!!

gymrunner gymrunner

Posted in reply to Mutley

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 ..

KandiKane KandiKane

Posted in reply to gymrunner

Mutley, found any good sites for triathlons? I also would like to do a/some triathlons but struggling to find events, thanks KK : D