Newton Running tips & delicious desserts

So about yesterday…I had two desserts.

First was this before dinner:

Dessert #1And then I made these after dinner:

Dessert #2

brownieSunday was very successful.

I’ve had some questions about the advice I got from the customer support at Newton Running about arch pain when getting use to their natural running style. Here’s the low down from Liz (Newton Product Support Specialist):

There are 3 primary causes of arch pain:

  1. Over striding and landing with your feet out from under your center of mass
    Think about landing with your feet under your center of mass. Focus on shortening your stride, and picking up your cadence to about  180 steps per minute. Getting your feet right under your center of mass will help you to land more parallel to the ground on your midfoot. Watch a video on this here
  2. Impacting the ground too hard
    Focus on controlling each stride. Watch a video on this here
  3. Pushing off as you go to take your next stride
    Think about lifting from the hip flexors and core. This will help to take a lot of stress off the arch of your foot and posterior calf muscles. Watch a video on this here

It’s also really important to keep your calf muscles loose – foam rolling helps lots or try using a tennis ball for really tough knots. You can also roll the tennis ball under your arch to help stretch and massage that muscle (I didn’t have a tennis ball, but I found a golf ball and used that – worked really well!) Thanks again to Newton Running for all this great advice – you guys rock!!

On side note, I got a pumpkin candy dish – going for about 3 desserts today

candydish

love me some M&Ms and candy-corn!! 


Do you have arch pain? What have you done to fix it?

Favorite desserts?

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4 thoughts on “Newton Running tips & delicious desserts

  1. Reece

    There was info about arch pain. All I could see were delicious deserts. Thanks for the link. Been doing a few things that have been working. Tennis ball works great. Really looking to get deep, skip the foam roller and go to PVC pipe. My elite runner buddy turned me on to this. Hurts like the dickens. But, hurts so good. Also, I put some semi-custom orthotics on my shoes, I have a high arch. Hope things are getting better for you.

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    1. funfitgirl Post author

      I do like dessert, I think it’s an important part of daily life! (my theory is that sprinkles make you faster)

      My arches are actually getting better already – did 10 miles in my Gravity performance trainers on Sunday and no pain! Thanks for your input, I’ll have to hit up Home Depot for from PVC pipe this week!

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  2. HollieisFueledByLOLZ

    I actually had a very bad cyst last year in my heel that led to serious arch pain. Long story short after a cortisone shot it went away but I know that deep tissue massages worked wonders. Keeping your calves loose is extremely important too and actually I found to have more success with a golf ball then tennis ball!

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