The number 1 running error

Running is fun! But often we can encounter small problems such as pain, injuries, not progressing as wanted.... This can be due to a variety of factors including eating and drinking before running, poor warm-up and stretching, unsuitable clothing.  

But we run with our feet! So we have to take care of them.

The first " mistake " a runner does is to start running with a bad pair of shoes that are not adapted to his or hers morphology.  What do you think about this? So to avoid this and end up with periostitis, knee pain, low back pain or other, here are some tips to have fun with each of your runs.  

Which shoes to take?

First, it is recommended that you consult a specialist (preferably a podiatrist) to learn more about your foot. Are you a pronator ?supinator? Universal?  If you don't want to go to a podiatrist, you can also do the test at home using two simple elements: a sheet of paper and paint.  Brush paint all over the sole of your foot and then put it on the paper.  

Depending on this, go to a sports store specializing in running and choose a shoe not according to its color and design, but according to what is best suited to your morphology.  

What if I wear soles?

If you have to wear insoles, it is essential to take universal shoes; this will allow the sole to be positioned flat and with enough space in your shoe. Otherwise the sole will be of no use to you and injuries may occur.

Thin or thick?

The sole under the shoe will depend on your discipline. On a track it is recommended to have very light shoes with thin soles. On the other hand, if you run on road or trail with high distances, the sole will be thicker to absorb some possible shocks after a few dozen kilometers. On the other hand, it would also be interesting to know your stride in order to know what type of ground attack you are doing (a heel attack can lead to heavy injuries in the knees, hips or back).  To do this:

Feet are the base of the body

Our feet support the weight of the body all day long and must constantly adapt to the fields we walk and run on. If an imbalance occurs due to poor footwear, injuries can occur.

Take care of your feet, take care of yourself...

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