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I have been running on and off for a wee while but just started to take it seriously. Running has always given me some pain so it is nothing new. But I would love some advice or links to help me get into my stride... As it were...
3. Calf and Achilles
What I do do.
i went and go my shoes fitted, I have a smashing new pair of asics. The lovely lady in the store talked to me about my form and it seems I land on the outside of my toes, roll my foot in and my heel comes down only very briefly kissing the ground before I am stepping forward again. She told me that this style is fine but I do wonder if there is a way I could correct this or change it to make my life easier?
i bought a few knee socks (that's what I call them them because it is how they seem to be to me) I did this because my knees are bad, I have had a few silly falls hiking and rock climbing and have perhaps treated them badly over the years. This is think is mainly I psycological blanky for me but what is has done or prevented is how much my calfs hurt after running. They hurt very little when I have the knee support on where they can hurt a lot without the knee support. I find this hard to understand...
What I worry about:
my joints are aching, they do right now. I am hoping that they are just protesting against this new regime. They enjoyed climbing where my muscles suffered while their only job was to position my muscles in the correct place. I think they feel betrayed by the this new world of punishment they have found themselves in. I am hoping that it will get better by itself but I am not sure so I was looking for advice from all you learned people out there be it the form of letters or miles after your names.
basic info to help you.
183cm, 73kg, 31years, smoker (faily heavy)
running 2 weeks. Week 1 3x3.5 miles. Week 2 3 x 3.5miles, 1x7miles
i tend to run at a pace of about 5.10 per km naturally and relaxed. I want to push this to 4ish over the next few months
one of the nice things about running is that in the last 2 weeks the amount I want to smoke ahead dropped significantly, I hopefully I will be able to quit soon naturally so I really don't want to have to stop.
thanks for reading.