Running forms

I currently am a year out and today at the gym ran for 14 minutes on a treadmill feeling pretty good.. I am having some soreness walking but feel like it is more just tightness in my larger muscles of hip just from running.. I am trying to figure out my step while running .. currently I tend to walk on outer right side of my foot from trying to keep my leg straight and not turning in after my surgery and I noticed that I was running that same way which will be a problem.. I had broke the tib/fib in this same leg 21yrs ago and a rod is in the lower part … when the fixed it they over corrected and now since my hip surgery it straightened it out better so I try to focus on my walking.  Any ideas and how to make sure my form is correct. I was never really trained as a runner just something I started in my 20’s originally.

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      I currently am a year out and today at the gym ran for 14 minutes on a treadmill feeling pretty good.. I am having some soreness walking but feel like
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      Hip Brother Tom
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      Hi flower child! It’s good to hear you are back to running. The first few runs will always feel a bit awkward. So it is a good possibility you may just be focusing too much on your running form. However with that old leg injury and corrected hip, maybe you could gain some insight by hiring a good running coach to help you with your form. You might Also try to read Alistair’s Ebook on how to run with a hip replacement. Stay optimistic my friend!

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      AimeeC
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      I agree with Tom — Your body is different than it was before and you may need to work a bit on finding your new form — For me, since I had such bad dysplasia my whole life my major muscles were (and still are almost 2 years out!) struggling to find the ‘right’ alignment. A running coach or evaluation from a running store to have them look at your stride might help. Congrats on getting out there and keep it up!!!

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      Robert
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      Good for you! Great to hear that you are recovering well and getting back to running! Patience and a bit of adjustment is needed, but don;t worry – you will get there! Good luck to you and thanks for sharing!

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