How can you actually forget how to run?

How can you actually forget how to run?

Like properly forget! It feels so unnatural. What do I do with my feet? How should my body be? I honestly can’t believe that I’ve gone from running a marathon to not getting it at all…I mean, it’s one thing not being fit or being a bit out of practice but not knowing how to even put one foot in front of another which, let’s face it, running is a pretty basic and natural thing for a human body to do…

OK so rewind…the last time I blogged I had been told I’d never be able to run again or if I did it would be a 10k max with a ‘see how you go’ type attitude. Now, well now it’s all change and for the positive! Docs and Mr. Physio are now happy for me to run, one Doc even saying, “If you want to run a marathon, go ahead and run one” with my much more sensible Physio suggesting that perhaps I need to keep an eye on the olde injuries and to take things step at a time…

So here I am embarking on the couch to 5k app. I think I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve suggested to friends to ‘give it a go as it’s a great way of introducing yourself to running”. Here I am now being that person. Reintroducing myself to running and very very slowly so it seems. I’m not unfit. I’ve been walking heaps. But one thing I most definitely am not is run fit. There are so many different types of fitness. Run, swim, cycle, surf…it’s an endless list. When folk discuss fitness I think they forget that it is quite specific…

Yes, couch to 5k. There are a few apps out there but I’ve opted for C25k Free.

Sofari, so goody! It’s pretty simple. Does what it says on the tin. Start with a warm up walk then intermittently run and walk, finishing with a cool down walk.

If only I could remember how to actually run….I’m concerned about current injuries, getting more injuries (are there any I haven’t yet had?), thinking about posture, where to land on my foot….

should I not just run?

that’s what I’d tell everyone else to do…


About klayire

In 2012 I completed my first ever marathon and raised £1843.96 for Alzheimer Scotland (Action on Dementia). Unfortunately I gained an injury. Initially thought to be IT Band I carried on running only to develop further injuries. By the time I crawled through the door of a private physio I had squint and twisted hips (this surely halves my marathon time as I clearly did double the distance with my snake hips!) , achilles tendonitis and shin splints. I was told there would be NO running for at least 5 months. The good news...back to running after 4 months; the not so good I'm straightened out further issues are appearing. But with the promise of being fixable I'm determined to get back to full fitness and run an ultramarathon. Yes Mr Physio, "with that knee!" I did however promise not to do this next week but have this as a future goal as he realised that..."you mean it don't you!" May 2011 Position: 5065. Time: Full marathon: 4 hours 15 mins 07 secs; 10k: 54 mins 06 secs; Half marathon: 1 hour 54 mins 44 secs; 30k – 2 hours 45 mins 30 secs.
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