- Dec 15, 2020
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Getting rid of the Kayano's is a great start! What type of Nike's are you getting? Ideally you want neutral running shoes - shoes with support aren't really the answerI have asics gel kayano atm but I’ve ordered a pair of nikes. When we open up I’ll be sure to get down to one of those places!
Long story short - getting shoes with lots of support and/or orthotics has the shoe/support do the work your lower legs muscles should be doing. As a result your muscles atrophy.Wait whyyyyyyy get rid of them???
Increasing the load too quickly is the number one source of injuries**, outside of doing bike tricks while pissed. So many people go straight to looking for structural reasons but when I've had running injuries, 9 times out of 10 I've ramped up the mileage too quickly or added a crapload of high intensity.I previously had pain under my knees which is my tight IT band but I don’t know how to describe it, it’s like my whole knee. I think if just ramped my load way too quickly
Disagree about foot strike. Very much overblown IMO. Heel strikers are meant to be prone to knee pain. I was a heavy heel striker until a few years ago but didn't get knee pain (unless I'd increased my running load too quickly). I went to a good podiatrist after an injury. He showed me footage of an olympic 10k where runners were striking all different parts of their feet. Also note that in long runs, some people will start off mid foot striking and move more to heel striking as they fatigue. Heel striking unlikely to be the culprit in a young runner.Foot strike definitely the biggest player IMO, alongside just the generally tight quads and hip flexors, and short hamstrings that 99 per cent of the population has these days.
Yeah, and everyone should run in huarache sandals to develop our feet muscles, etc. FMD. Ligma go to a decent running shoe store like The Running Company when we're out of lockdown. They'll get you to run barefoot on a treadmlll, have a look how your foot behaves and recommend you a type of running shoe. FWIW they did recommend I go with a neutral shoe. But in the meantime, just don't overdo the ks.Long story short - getting shoes with lots of support and/or orthotics has the shoe/support do the work your lower legs muscles should be doing. As a result your muscles atrophy.
The issue then doesn't become when you're wearing the shoes, but when you're wearing any other shoes without your support, as your body can't handle it.
I had leg/feet issues from when I got orthotics (12yo) till when I sacked them (at 20yo) and haven't had issues again.
Because you're making a podiatry diagnosis on someone you've never met, I guess. FWIW I'm a bit sus on orthotics too but I wouldn't be avoiding a newbie runner to ditch their shoes at the first sign of knee pain.Why you such a flog and quasi expert on something you don't know what you're talking about at the same time?
I steer well clear of roads, I listen to podcasts (highly recommend Inside Running) so roads are a no go. There is a Uni close by with bitumen roads and very little traffic at the moment, a nice 2km loop, so that is nice. Plus a lot of the local parks have a light stone surface, similar to what is around The Tan in Melbs.How do u run on roads without getting in cars way?
Ahhh lucky you! I cant find a good surface near me so I have to run on concreteI steer well clear of roads, I listen to podcasts (highly recommend Inside Running) so roads are a no go. There is a Uni close by with bitumen roads and very little traffic at the moment, a nice 2km loop, so that is nice. Plus a lot of the local parks have a light stone surface, similar to what is around The Tan in Melbs.
I run in 1080s as well. They're a nice shoe. I used to run long, short and trails in them but one thing a podiatrist suggested to help me get over some achilles problems was rotating between shoes so I replaced my clapped out old 1080s, got some trail shoes and made sure i use the go-fast shoes I already had for fast days. It's funny, as the trail shoes and go-fast shoes are both firmer than the 1080s (and the trail shoes have lower heel to toe drop), but it seems to have helped (along with doing a bunch of other stuff). The main factor in the achilles flaring up in the first place was increasing training load too quickly, as usual.That's a pity, get some nice supportive shoes then! NB 1080's are quite comfortable and plush and a decent training shoe. If you're in Melbourne, and the 10km limit comes in soon, try to mix up the surface you run on, will help out for sure.
The old 1080...pretty good at killing mammals too!That's a pity, get some nice supportive shoes then! NB 1080's are quite comfortable and plush and a decent training shoe. If you're in Melbourne, and the 10km limit comes in soon, try to mix up the surface you run on, will help out for sure.
Great work! Where'd you run?Did 7km today, felt amazing and I’ve noticed my heart rate has gotten lower over the past couple weeks, which I’m happy about.
but I sh*t you not there was a literal car crash when I was running on the footpath.
I just run this path thingy and it goes around the local primary school, park and lake. I think it’s a mile long.Great work! Where'd you run?
I went and did another 5km TT this arvo and took another 22 seconds off my last time. Down to 20:28 now
You're already very close to a sub 10 min 2K which is a terrific starting point. Only onwards and upwards from hereI got inspiration off of Flawed Genius and I did a 2km time trial which I’ve only done once at the very start of the year alone which I got 6:30 minutes which is super slow.
I smashed my record out of the park!! I got a 10:16 which is still not my ultimate goal (I want to get down to 4:30/km) but I’m super happy with my progress. View attachment 1236194
I feel like I can still break this record in a couple of months!!!! Thanks for all your the tips you guys have given me!!