I am newly back into the world of running...by new I mean today is day 1. I ran cross country in high school, but that was over 10 years ago and I am quickly learning that I never knew how to run correctly. I am seeking as much advice and guidance as I can find and would Love any feedback I can get. Thanks!
The only bit of advice I'd give is to not overdo the distance at first - even if it's tempting to run as far as you possibly can right out of the gate. It sucks to have to take any time out recovering when you're first starting out, so keep it reined for a while :)
Check out Eric's 6 week beginner's training plan under the "Training" header at the top of the page. That plan took me from being a non-runner to at least competent. I also did the 8 week plan and really enjoyed it. I found it helpful to video tape myself and compare it to Eric's videos that are on this site. Don't be discouraged by sore calves at first!
Hi sara - if you are changing your form, be patient, start slow and think less, more often. Your body likes frequency.
I've been toying with the idea of changing my form. I've started reading more on form, jogging daily and letting my feet adjust to the brooks pure connect as they are nothing like any shoe I have ever worn before.
As I have done some reading on form, do you have any recommendations on a reference point? I am starting to feel like I never knew how to properly run even though I ran on the cross country team in junior high and high school