Normally, when in training, I run about an 11 minute mile. See below for my results from the two days I have "trained" with the new running method (my BIL said not to start running this other way every time, it takes time to get used to it and you need to strengthen the muscles).
|First time trying the new method|
It most definitely uses different muscles and I have to admit I was really sore the first week. Not just because of the first time I ran that way - but because my body wanted to run that way the rest of the week. But BIL was right - you have to ease in to it. My time got worse and worse last week. I took Friday, Saturday and Sunday off and as you can see, my time yesterday was improved - even from the first run.
I guess it's only fair to show you the whole week (so you can see how my time and motivation got worse because my body was so stinking sore).
Here's to another week - hopefully less sore and more productive.