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150reasons
08-20-2008, 09:38 PM
I have a question for the "seasoned runners" (and anyone else who might know the answer). I started doing HIIT several weeks ago. I am running on a track to do it. A few days ago, I noticed that there was a different sound when my left foot hit than when my right foot hit. Paying closer attention, I noticed that the left foot was hitting a lot harder, then I noticed that while my right foot was hitting in a heel to toe manner, my left foot was hitting almost completely flat. I also do this when I walk, but it's not as noticeable because I don't make as much noise when I walk. Has anyone else experienced this? Do you have any suggestions to remedy this problem? Thanks in advance.
Michelle


Ilene
08-21-2008, 08:15 AM
Michelle, my only suggestion would be to be more mindful of the way your foot falls and to do it properly, eventually it'll be second nature ...

150reasons
08-21-2008, 02:46 PM
I actually spoke to a physical therapist (my best friend from high school) and he said it was likely a weakness in a muscle in my shin and to just try to pull that left foot up as much as possible to strengthen it. Well, I did, and my shin is so sore I can barely stand to walk. I will keep it up, though. Apparently I have quite an imbalance stemming from my hips. Thanks for your response!:carrot:
Michelle