great stuff & welcome to the forum!
i also am new-ish to running and one event i do find useful is the free saturday 5k parkruns (www.parkrun.org.uk). they used to be my max distance, but now are treated as warm-up runs
they get you used to running with lots of other people, get you used to timed events and also give an extra boost when you just know you can catch the person in front. one other thing i've found useful is that at the parkrun events i attend, there is usually a photographer in attendance. seeing the photos taken of you allows you to assess your running form in a real world setting. e.g. i've seen that i'm overstriding (i run in five fingers), that my hands are too high (in the classic beginner-cover-the-nips position) and that my elbows are too far away from my body.
certainly agree about the addictiveness! i was gutted at having nearly 3 weeks out with a strained achilles (overstriding)
yeah, it's all good thanks. was visiting friends in solihull on the weekend, so did the brueton park parkrun to test the achilles. no problems, so should be ok now. another lesson learned about running in VFF's, although i'm not convinced i strained it running to begin with
i find the photo feedback is very useful, but my missus says it's vanity
Hey there! im also new here, i just signed up and well, im happy to see all active runners here. How are you all???
i started running 3 weeks ago,, never ran before and always ran like Pheobe from "Friends"
now 3 weeks later im totally addicted to it, and stress if i think im going to miss a session, plus im going away next weekend and already working out where i can run!!
Hi , yeah new to this myself, got the great north run in september so have something to train for. Looking forward to it.
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