Tuesday 27 April 2010 7.27am
Hey lullylush - the description sounds like me but I certainly don't remember doing any overtaking! I'm feeling a bit sore now but my feet are the best bit - much better condition than when I ran it with shoes!
Mon2 - as lullylush says, everyone starts somewhere. You have the wonderful advantage of being able to do what feels natural rather than having learned a style based on modern running shoes. Two things that you might want to know before starting running:
All other factors taken into consideration (fitness, weight, experience, height etc), more expensive shoes equals more likely to be injured from running:
And there's no scientific evidence that running shoes reduce injury:
I'd recommend starting a bit at a time with very light, thin, flexible shoes like daps or those £10 boxing shoes you get at JD sports. Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile in a pair of leather slippers!