I got my Zero Runner at the beginning of the month. Two weeks under my belt now. What a great workout. It’s working muscles that I didn’t know I had. My glutes, hips, and hamstrings are certainly feeling it and telling me so loudly.
So, for all of the Zero Runner users, how long does it take to really get the hang of it? Much of the time I still feel like I’m fighting the machine and not running smoothly and in sync with it. It’s getting better but I really have to concentrate on good form. This is not a complaint because I really love it. The feeling of running smoothly and without the impact is exhilarating even if only for brief moments. For the last few years the best I could manage was the “marathon shuffle”, so this makes me feel young again. And as much as I’d rather be outside running, at 64 years old, I look forward to having this for the 90 degree summer days and the 10 degree winter days.
I actually had my first run yesterday since my THR on 1/29/18. The first run in almost a year and against my surgeon’s wishes ( ssshhh – don’t tell him). I had the urge to run and said what the heck. I only ran a mile. It actually felt pretty crappy but finished better than it started. But I did it and I can do it again. Next time will be better as will the time after that. I’m still a little apprehensive and I’m not in a big hurry. It will all come with time. Thanks to all you hip runners out there for your posts and support.