At last weeks running club session I was given some advice re my running style. I was told I expend too much energy by running with my arms across my body and twisting my shoulders. Basically he was saying I run like an American football line-backer, but without the ball or speed.
He did however go on to say that my legs were fine, which is not something I would ever say or have heard anyone else say, every cloud!
I was not surprised by this news and what he said totally made sense so since then I have tried to run with my arms by my sides and not twist my shoulders. It seems teaching an old dog new tricks is not going to be easy!
I was pleased to run Killerton parkrun this week with the lovely Mrs F who was down visiting for the weekend. It was a perfect excuse to run an easy 5k with her, (although she won’t thank me for saying so) chatting all the way. Oh okay so I was chatting, which was great, nothing more I like than a captive audience and a one sided conversation! She coped really well with the slightly hillier parkrun than her usual Chelmsford venue and even managed a sprint finish. I enjoyed sharing my parkrun with her, made even more beautiful by a lovely morning.
The morning was topped off by meeting Jon from running buffet who had also done the 5K, we met cyberly through the athons and it was so nice to meet him in person, I was very pleased he came over to introduce himself. Hope to see him there again soon. If you get a chance check out his blog he recently completed a Year in Beer and is currently working his way through an A-Z of Devon food and drink, which as a new comer to Devon is giving me some great ideas of things to try and places to visit. (or not!)