Run Club Tips!
It’s that time of week again! With Frame’s Run Club happening in just a few hours, it’s time for Frame’s running tip of the week!!
This week are are focusing on FEET! It’s obviously not a topic that everyone loves to talk about but it is so important to take care of your feet, especially as a runner. They do get you around day in and day out usually in poor footwear. Sure we love our killer heels and ballet flats but they are not exactly kind on body. Of course I know it’s absurd to tell you to give up your sexy show collection so we’ll just focus on getting you in the proper trainers.
Having well fitting and proper supported running shoes you will be doing your body wonders. Good foot support will decrease back pain, decrease shin splints, help avoid knee and hip pain, increase mobility and stop toe-nail lossage (sadly I’m speaking from experience). Ill fitting trainers plus long distance running equal black and blue toenails which are sure to fall off. Definitely not the pedicure that you are looking for this summer.
So where do you start if you are looking for a new pair of kicks? First you’ve got to figure out what type of feet you have.
Meaning no arch, so from your toes to your heels is completely flat. The problem with this is that you will most likely overpronate when walking or running. Which means that your foot will roll inward.
How to solve this…
Get some shoes that have good stability. Every major running shoe brand will have a variation of this.
If you have a high arch then you will notice a well defined curve between the ball of your foot and the heel. High Archers tend to underpronate which means that your feet will roll outward when running or walking.
How to solve this…
Get come flexible trainers that absorb shock. Most models will describe this as cushioned.
This one’s easy. Buy neutral shoes. If you are in between a high arch and a flat foot then you are more option in your trainers. Just be sure not to buy a shoe that is designed for flat feet or high arches. This will end up giving you you pain and damaging your joints.
We have gotten such a great response about the Royal Parks half marathon and we are so excited!! A big well done to everyone who will be registering. There is nothing like it! Here’s a little photo to get you pumped up!!
See you tonight!!