If You're New to Running, Get a Gait Analysis Done
Oliver Lee, NASM-certified personal trainer, RRCA-certified run coach, and Peloton Tread instructor said that running newbies should make sure they have the right shoes. "If you're looking at getting into running as a beginner, then go maybe get a gait analysis done and make sure that you pick up some appropriate running sneakers for your personal gait, which is basically how you run," he said. Many running stores can do this for you and help you determine whether you underpronate (your foot rolls outward), overpronate (your foot rolls inward), or if you're a "neutral" runner. "Then, that will make your running more enjoyable because you'll have the correct sneakers on your feet," he said.