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I was hoping that someone would be able to give me some advice.
After a lot of consideration, I have decided to start running and I am aiming to the Cumbrian Run in October. I have spoken to a few of my friends who are runners and they have advised me that it requires a good 4 to 6 month training so I feel I have just started at the right time.
On Thursday I ran my first 2 mile on the treadmill, 1 mile running then fast walked then a further mile which was fine but definately needed some new trainers as the ones I had are just for the gym and offer no support whatsoever.
I have been to my gym shop and went on the running machine that shows you how you are running and which trainers are the best to buy. I have purchased a pair of Asics which are so much better than my old trainers.
I went out last night and ran my first 4 miles ever, I did ok, I think, but I noticed that when I was running I was 'stomping', slightly going on my heel first but only very slightly and then my balls straight down as though I am flat footed. I have woke up this morning with very sore knees on the bottom.
Can anyone advise me how to run better, especially when it comes to my foot fall. I am not out of breath just my shins and knees are so sore while I run and feel like my legs weigh a ton weight. I do spinning and body pump at the gym. Should I be doing anything else or will this just go as I run more?
Any advice will be great.