Sunday was FINALLY a good long run day. I have been struggling with running for a couple of weeks and beginning to get anxious about it. It didn’t help that:
- Thursday’s run was my last hill training session. I had the day off so I went to do them in the morning..right when we had a flash freeze. I didn’t wipe-out but did a lot of ‘arm windmilling’ to stay upright. 10.5km later…the hills were done and so was I.
- Friday’s run was done in beautiful sunshine …and up to 70km/hr wind gusts. I may have travelled more km backwards than forwards..
After Saturday mornings usual spin/core torture, I mentioned to our coach of my struggles, specifically that my legs were baked after a long run. She put me on the clinic’s treadmill to do a gait analysis. NOT surprisingly, I am a ‘quad runner’ – meaning I got no kickback. So my goal on Sunday was to lengthen my stride (a bit), focus on pulling with my hamstrings more, bending very slightly at the waist and not tilting my pelvis. It wasn’t easy but my legs weren’t totally cooked at the end…even with us running the hill part of the Around the Bay route.
Earrings and matching bracelet:
Barefoot sandals…I seriously love these…non pedicured feet and all…..
Have you had your run gait analyzed? Have you tried changing your running stride?