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Old 04-02-2008, 04:18 AM   #1
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Default Interesting read about footstrike during running

A long but interesting blog post about footstrike.
http://scienceofsport.blogspot.com/2...ootstrike.html

I personally have changed from heelstriking with much improvement, and try to land midfoot.

For any of those interested in running shoes a lengthy series about it:
http://scienceofsport.blogspot.com/2...-of-sport.html
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:55 AM   #2
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Moral of the story....running for 3 to 4 hours is not a good idea no matter what part of the foot you land on. Too each his own....and I want no part of that.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Moral of the story....running for 3 to 4 hours is not a good idea no matter what part of the foot you land on. Too each his own....and I want no part of that.
Seriously...even if a bear was chasing me...I think after running 3-4 hours I'd just let him eat me.
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Seriously...even if a bear was chasing me...I think after running 3-4 hours I'd just let him eat me.
Don't they only chase you when you run? See.....running can kill you!
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Wait... Is that guy saying we shouldn't try to run on our forefeet because we, unlike elites, aren't fast, and should never hope to be?


I guess we should all reverse curl our cleans too, because there's no f'ing way I'm ever getting 450# overhead!
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Wait... Is that guy saying we shouldn't try to run on our forefeet because we, unlike elites, aren't fast, and should never hope to be?


I guess we should all reverse curl our cleans too, because there's no f'ing way I'm ever getting 450# overhead!
I got a few things out of it. Like if you were a heel striker you shouldn't just completely flip it all around because you can get injuries that way. For all the hype surrounding forefoot striking it didn't seem to be shown in the data from this marathon.

While their writing style is a bit to be desired I think they care more about what the data says than trying to push one certain agenda. They did a piece on POSE and Chirunning also which wasn't negative.
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Seriously...even if a bear was chasing me...I think after running 3-4 hours I'd just let him eat me.
No need to train for a marathon bear escape. The bear is faster than you, and he'd catch you in about 30 seconds.
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No need to train for a marathon bear escape. The bear is faster than you, and he'd catch you in about 30 seconds.
d'oh!
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Yeah but...how does the bear run? Heels? Front of the paws? Best defense like always....stop and act like a tree.
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Put simply, the only way humans can run with a heelstrike is because of shoes.

The only way to utilize the spring action of the foot arches is to land on the fore or midfoot.

Landing on a bone (heel bone aka calcaneus) coupled with the knee fully (or close to fully) extended transfers force up into the pelvis and spine at incredible rates.

It all simply makes too much sense to me. With heelstrike running, it's not a matter of if the injuries will happen, it's only a matter of when.
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