How can i begin free running?
I have recently become pretty interested in free running Can anyone give me a couple pointers or tips to help prevent injury or how to get started?
Free running is all about style and looking good but the moves are all basic moves strung together into a sequence. The films you see on the TV are several of these sequences edited together to look good.
So what to do. If Free Running is all about simple moves strung together that is a good starting point – the simple moves! Get these right and then you improve and go further and higher.
So the simple moves are to hurdle and jump over objects and to jump from one object to another. Start simple to avoid injury.
A good place to start might be a park with a couple of friends, try park benches – work on jumping over the back of it, from both ways, perhaps jump onto the seat then over the back with a 360 degree spin. Jump from one arm rest to another and stop bead on the landing arm rest. Of course do this when the park is quiet so you don’t upset people.
You could try the same with small walls – leap over them and leap and land dead. Practise these moves and then work on bigger jumps as you get better and stronger.
Hope that will start you off
Just recovered from an injury how much can i run?
I tried running everyday but I hurt my calf and had to stop for a week. 2 weeks ago I was running 5 miles but it was hard and i dont know if I should go back to 5 miles now that I am injury free or should I start with a lower milage. I think i may have got the injury from running on an incline of 2 to 3% for the entire duration of my 5 mile runs.
I’d atleast try around 3 miles for a week then. Build up go to 3 1/2 or 4. Then after that just slowly build back up.
cant wait to be running barefoot?
i am going to start running barefoot like a mile every night and slowly work my way up to just running barefoot, im gona wear my shoes for now but slowly switch to barefoot running, untill my feet are strong enough to take my long runs then give up running shoes, untill running shoe companys stop worrying about profit and more about us being able to run injury free
so i want to hear wat everyone thinks
Minimalism and barefoot running is the best for you long term. I’m also transitioning into barefoot and I’m really excited to see how it works for me. I’ve already gone minimalist and do all my runs in racing flats. However, I would still keep shoes. It wouldn’t be that great of an idea to do all your running barefoot unless all your runs are on really soft surfaces.
And to anyone that thinks it’s not healthy: shoes with ridiculously large heels and too much cushioning that teach you to run the incorrect way are a lot worse than running barefoot.
What’s the best way to deal with a possible running injury without losing too much progress?
I’ve been running since January very regularly. I really want to run a half marathon in July (I know it might be a little ambitious, but it’s still a goal). I’ve always been a gym rat, but never a runner. As of last week, I was running 3-4 miles every other day and doing cross training on my off days. Last saturday (6 days ago), I shot for my first longer run, and about 5.5 miles into my 6 mile run I started getting sharp jabs on the inner side of left ankle and heal. I finished the run and stretched and figured I’d stopped in time, but the next day my foot hurt even to stand. I stayed off my feet as much as I could on Sunday, and on Monday I no longer had pain, but I stayed out of the gym until today (Friday). I did an easy jog and went well until about .90 of the way into the mile, when I started feeling the jabs again. I finished the mile before it got seriously painful, and switched to the rowing machine, which I went backwards on. I spent an hour on the machine and when I got off I had no more pain, just a little tenderness if I step on it wrong.
What kind of injury does this sound like? I did have a severe sprain on my left ankle about 5 years ago that ended my early gymnastics career. But my doctor said I am free to run with the right shoes (which I have gotten). Did I just do too much too fast? Or might there be something wrong with my form? I didn’t trip or anything.
Mostly, though, how should I take care of it? Should I continue working out and just stop when it starts to hurt? Or should I stay off of it for another week?
There are other ways to work out and be benificial to running. I say if you can you should probably go to the pool and swim laps, so your not on your feet, and this builds your lung capacity so you will run even faster. This may just be overuse of it, and you need to get off for awhile, but stopping everything for a week would make you lose all your hard work
Running injury-left heel suddenly started aching-how long should I stop running?
Have been running for a couple of years and had no problems. When I began slowly bumping up the miles to prepare for 1/2 marathon (on a treadmill) my left heel started giving me problems. Think it may be plantar fasciatis (sp?). I stopped running for a couple of weeks & when I began running again, pain came back. This time I haven’t run in several weeks & my foot only aches after long periods of inactivity or, strangely if I wear heavy boots. Should I not run until I am completely pain-free or should I just run through a little pain (it doesn’t hurt when I run) or should I break down and go to a doctor? Thanks!
You need to go to the doctors and find out exactly what is wrong because if you ignore the pain you might be doing more damage then you think. From there you can make the best desicion on if you need to take a brake, buy new shoes, or run on something other then your treadmill. When our body hurts its because its trying to tell us something. Good luck and enjoy your half a marathon I ran one in NV had a blast!!
The relationship between strong hips and distance running?
I play two “sports” in high school, I run cross country in the fall, and track/golf in the spring. For golf, I’m thinking about strengthening my hips in order to hit the ball farther, but I would not like to see that translate to bad running. I quickly googled it and it said strong hips is good for staying injury free, however if someone can tell me if strong hips can be disadvantageous to running(distance), and why, that would be a major help. Thanks!
I have never heard of strong hips or stregnthened hips proving disadvantageous for a distance runner. As a matter of fact, I’ve only heard of it being advantageous as it help your balance in the air between each stride; sooooo I would go for it! It might even help your running!(:
good luck in all your sports!
I have lost so much fitness due to my six weeks off from injury..will I ever meet my running goals?
I had my first run today after 6 weeks off due to a stress fracture.
Although it felt absolutely fantastic to be able to run pain free, I am a little disheartened by how much fitness I have lost. I ran 3.6 miles, and it took me 32 minutes!!
My last run before the injury was a 15.85 miler and it took me 2 hrs 7, which works out at 8 minute miles. This run was less than a quarter the length and it works out at over 9 minute miles. How depressing…..
How long do you think it will take me to regain the level I was at. I need to at least be at that level before I shoot for my 20minute 5k……..
I am so annoyed at the fact that I had to miss six weeks. I could have accomplished so much in that time, but then I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not too bad!
Any tips for regaining my fitness?
Be strong, don’t be tempted to try to do what you were doing before the injury, that sort of thing can easily become a recurring injury. Do you think that you may have been running your normal runs too fast before? I run 5K in just over 17 minutes, and most of my runs would be at about 8 minute miles. The 9 min/mile might be a better speed for you to do most of your training at, with a tempo run once a week (after you spend a couple weeks coming back from the injury) at about 7 – 7:30 min/mile
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