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Hi guys.
I have just started running at the ripe old age of 98 (OK, 37 but that's how I feel after I've been out.) I'm taking it easy with the 5k beginners programme from the BUPA site and am heading towards end of week 3. Hard getting there but I can see that I have improved on where I was. I have been reading about gait analysis - should I get it done immediately or wait until my running style develops a bit and I don't make a complete fool of myself in the shop?
Thanks in advance for any tips!
Michael
 

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Welcome!

Before you end up posting that you are in pain, pop to your local specialist store, get you gait checked and pick up a pair of proper runners.

Believe me it will pay dividends as you clock up the miles
 

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Hi mate. Welcome!

If you intend doing a lot of running go for the analysis first! It'd be better to identify a potential problem before it becomes a problem! Most shop staff are really very helpful - "oh, so I over-pronate rather a lot then, Mr Shopkeeper?".

The video analysis was an eye opener for me! :eek:

Good luck!

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Hi Michael,
Welcome to the forum!
Going to a running shop is probably the best thing you can do, you will get a pair of shoes which suit your style just now and you will feel the difference in your running straight away. Once you go for another pair of shoes (trust me, you will once you get the bug!) then you can get your running style checked again, its usually free so you might as well use the shop assistants knowledge and get the shoe that suits you.

Good luck with the training and keep us updated :)

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Welcome to RF...the guys have said it all...sort your footware out early.
 

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Hi Heinzter


Welcome to RF

Best investment a pair properly fitting running shoe, keep us posted on your training sounds like you a doing good already :d

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The earlier you can have a gait analysis the better - as a newcomer to the sport, now is the time when you're most susceptible to injury!

You're right in that your running style may change (or 'develop') over time... but by that time you'll be due a new pair of trainers anyway, so you can simply have your gait analysis done again before your next purchase - you may as well, it's free! :d
 
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