Thank you Mr.Rider! Run 10 today - interval training (60s run 90s walk x 10). I quite enjoy this because I get to run as fast as I can averaging 4:40 per km over the 10 intervals. I'm really pleased with my progress, although not pleased that my weight hasn't budged one iota :/ I need some tips from Sharon I think!
I have an Android phone so saldy I can't use ismoothrun, but I'm happy with RK, it's doing the job just nicely.
Sharon: Actually no I didn't go into a shop. I just did the old paper / water test to see how my foot falls! Ever tried that?
Terpsikhore: You sound flattered that you run like a gazelle! I'd like to see that!!
Just thought I'd post my progress as I'm here!
Today was day 8 of 28 of my C25K program and it was raining. But I did it anyway. Using Runkeeper, it was a test of 45m of endurance at a steady pace. Couldn't believe it when I got home to find that I ran 7.2km! I did have to walk twice in the last 2kms but I feel great. It actually took 52:46 but I'm still pretty happy for session 8. Oh and I didn't push it - it was a very steady pace (approx 8.1km/h).
Absolutely! They are support shoes and designed for those who over-pronate. Apparently around 85% of people over-pronate (according to sportsshoe.com anyway) so this shoe would actually be suitable for most
I have to say, that's so encouraging - thank you very much. I will do what you say and slow right down rather than trying to hit the same targets as my friends who've been running far longer. Today was run 7 of 28 and that Runkeeper has upped the stakes! On the 60s run 90s walk (x8) now I have to run "fast", and as you say Mon Ami, it's like running through water after a the 4th fast bout.
My knees, and thighs are aching (a nice "I've worked out" ache though) so I'm not too worried.