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639 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2012 8:29 PM by crl8686 RSS
mark260311 Rookie 1 posts since
Jul 1, 2012
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Jul 1, 2012 1:00 PM

Running In Boots!

Hey all,

 

Thought I'd drop by and say hello!

 

My name is Mark and I'm 25. Starting out on the c25k this week.

 

A question firstly...

 

Where I plan to run is off road, away from paved ares. It is over grown with tress etc but it a lovely and peaceful place. I can only see my self safely running in boots. CAT boots to honest.

 

Any one have any experience of this? Is it a bad move? Will I have to adjust the c25k plan in any way??

 

Thank folks!

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,326 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    1. Jul 1, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to mark260311)
    Re: Running In Boots!

    Have you hiked the area? Are there trails?  With trails, it would be OK.  But you will find it harder/slower than running on the roads.  The run/walk concept is most important to a gradual introduction to running.  It can be done as well on trails as on the road.  Without trails, I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner.  Boots?  You probably don't need boots, unless you're trying to protect your lower legs against something like snakebite.  A good pair of trail running shoes should provide adequate support.

     

    Len





    Len

  • crl8686 Legend 1,302 posts since
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    2. Jul 2, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to mark260311)
    Running In Boots!

    I do a lot of hiking as well as running, and I'd hesitate to do a run, even on rough terrain, in hiking boots. They'd provide plenty of ankle support and traction, but it would also be the equivalent of running with ankle weights, and would put a lot of extra stress on your lower leg joints. Not to mention that they'd also keep your feet and ankles from flexing normally during a run.





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