Running in Canyon

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dhawalkadao
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Running in Canyon

Post by dhawalkadao » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Hi,

I recently started running in a canyon since I moved to a hilly area. I used to run on a flat groung before.
After aroung 5-6 miles I start having pian in the right knee on outer Side. One of my running buddies told me its my shoe.

I have a stability shoe, Ascis Gel Evolution. On flt ground I could run 8-10 miles without hurting the knee.

Do I need a different pair of shoes to run in a canyon? I use knee guard but it only makes it less sore compared to running without it.

Thanks,
Dhawal

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Re: Running in Canyon

Post by dhawalkadao » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:11 pm

I asked a fellow runner. He suggested to do some stretching and take it easy downhill. It helped.

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Re: Running in Canyon

Post by fitoverforty » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:29 pm

Stretching is always important and I'm glad it has helped you. Have you considered switching to a trail shoe? It might help give you better stabilization across the uneven surfaces of off road running. Good luck to you! :D

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