So about yesterday…I had two desserts.
First was this before dinner:
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:
- 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
- Impacting the ground too hard
Focus on controlling each stride. Watch a video on this here
- 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
love me some M&Ms and candy-corn!!
Do you have arch pain? What have you done to fix it?