Hello From the town that makes Weetabix

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  1. The Mole

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    Thanks Ted, that kind of makes sense ;-).
    I’m still resting the old Achilles at the moment but today the wife made me do the jo wicks work out but we did 15 minutes on the cross trainer and 15 minutes on the running machine either end of it. I was going to power walk but decided to do a slow jog, I had on nike free run 3.0 and at a slow 5 mile an hour pace on my forefoot I didn’t get any pain.... Lol I’m waiting for all the comments on the Nike’s now !!!
    I contacted vivo and they are hoping to be open late June so I will keep you all posted as to how I get on.
    Thanks for all the advice.
    Chris
     
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    I also dropped it down to 170 cadence as well so that might have helped ?
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Tedlet’s response to you is quite similar to the way I run the trails barefoot (I don’t need to visualize logs though- mine are real, as are roots (damn those roots), rocks, etc.

    Simply lifting the knees and letting my feet pendulum forward works fantastically. I never ‘push off’ the feet this way (with the exception of short hill sprints) thus avoiding blisters, hot spots, and other carnage that can be experienced by pushing off the feet instead of lifting the knees. I find it more economical energy-wise as well.

    Cadence is something I really can’t respond to very well. It’s difficult for me to focus on that due to the varying terrain underfoot at every twist of the trail, elevation change, footing, etc. I’m not saying it’s unimportant (I do think about finding flatter terrain to practice on from time to time but that’s about as exciting to me as a treadmill)- when I run I’m just in the moment and let the conditions dictate my cadence.

    Like Tedlet said “...The answer very often is to just relax...”. It works.
     
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    Morning Ted,
    Sorry for late reply, I did reply the other day but I doesn’t seem to have uploaded..... lol I can’t even remember what I put now (its my age).
    Just reading through your reply again and and what you sa makes sense. I suffer from a bit of anxiety in some situations and all though for some strange reason I can quite happily go out in public with weird toe shoes I’m finding it hard to go out barefoot :).
    Very silly I know..... I think the answer is just to get up early with dog and just get on with it......
    Chris
     
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    And now I have drool on my keyboard. Thanks a bunch!

    Edit: I got so excited at the thought of Weetabix that I forgot my manners! Hi Chris / Mole ;)
     
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    Thanks guy’s, still not used to the site, just came across the reply’s from Barefoot bc and noodles !!!! Sorry for not replying sooner !!!!! How lucky is barefoot bc having those fantastic runs on their doorstep... I just have tarmac !!!
    I called vivo and they are still not open for workshops due to the COVID situation but they did give me the number of one of there trainers how must subcontract to them. I couldn’t believe how nice and helpful he was and spent over 15 minutes answering my questions and giving me some sound advice.... he is going to give me a call when they are back up and running to book in. I was blown away with how kind and helpful he was. I then got a text giving further advice and said that if I liked he could look at a video of my running on the treadmill and look at my form.
    I’ll keep you all posted.
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    That's because everyone on here is very sensible and serious.*
    I highly recommend hijacking posts.

    Edit: *I just realised that my stupid grin doesn't show up when I type. Just in case there's any doubt, I love these forums and the people on them. They are so willing to share their knowledge, experience, advice and silly comments.
     
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