Comment: Progress - Week 4 Day 1

Submitted: Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 20:25
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Most people find running on a hard surface (footpath) "easier" than running on dirt or grass because you can get a good push off on a hard surface - it takes more effort to run on uneven ground - more concentration, ankle strength, and slight increased cardio effort BUT it is so much kinder to your joints. Perhaps one day a week you can run around a grassy oval for your session? When you feel confident with your balance and ankle strength you can mix it up a bit - run off the edge of the footpath sometimes on the gravel, limestone, grass or whatever's there.
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Reply By: Kate T - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:11

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 01:11
Thanks Michelle, currently for the first 10 mins I run on the footpath then make it to the park and am doing the rest of my work out on grass. Good to know that I have to work at bit harder running on grass. I might give the work out a go just on footpath one day this week to see how it feels :)
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