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by wrxmania
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Barefoot Running
Replies: 30
Views: 14828

Re: Barefoot Running

I have just bought a pair of Saucony ProGrid Kinvara - VERY light and feel good when on. Not yet run in them but the reviews are excellent and I have already done a bit of work to get my mid/forefoot striking, luckily not a natural heel striker. Will be interested to see how I get on with them. Brian.
by wrxmania
Fri May 13, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: 1 run to go!?!
Replies: 0
Views: 1523

1 run to go!?!

Well, Nearly made it - I am now facing week 9, run 3 - which is now not in the least bit daunting - I have been extending it to 5k for the last 7 runs anyway (33 - 35 minutes) so not a worry. Amazing to think that when I started on the 19th March I could barely run a minute and now I am basically do...
by wrxmania
Tue May 10, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5 run 3
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: Week 5 run 3

Yeah pick a flat route and make sure the first 5 minutes are really easy - it's minute 5-10 you'll want to stop BUT keep going.

And keep thinking about your posture, scanning your body for tension and focus on a steady rhythm (use a metronome to keep your cadence up).

You've got this far :)

Brian.
by wrxmania
Tue May 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: My Second Attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: My Second Attempt

Well done - you'll get there.

Brian.
by wrxmania
Tue May 10, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 9 underway...
Replies: 0
Views: 1446

Week 9 underway...

Week 9 run one is now done! In saying that, I have been extending the runs to a 5k distance since week 7 as I have an event in 3 weeks at that distance, so that has generally taken me to 33 to 35 minutes. However, looking forward to the milestone and hearing what the nice lady says to me when I fini...
by wrxmania
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Barefoot Running
Replies: 30
Views: 14828

Re: Barefoot Running

Great ad for Vibram here:

http://www.youarethetechnology.com/

Brian.
by wrxmania
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: First Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: First Day

Keep going - it certainly works.

I am now into week 7 and feeling great.

Brian.
by wrxmania
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 6 and ouch!
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Week 6 and ouch!

Obvious ones would be: Heel Striking Tension in your lower legs Not lifting your feet Posture too upright Focusing on these things (and other Chi Running techniques) has stopped my shin and other lower leg issues. Also, you may need to step back a week or so to ensure your body is used to the increa...
by wrxmania
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Enjoying Get Running? _Please_ help us.
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: Enjoying Get Running? _Please_ help us.

Done and voted on every review for you guys.

Brian.
by wrxmania
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 6 Done!
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Week 6 Done!

Week 6 also now done!

Brian.