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Re: Running strides

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:31 pm
by crapiecorn

You'd think.

I run barefoot at least 1/3rd of my runs, and otherwise run all almost all my runs on vibram's fivefingers. Heck, I mostly walk on fivefingers too.

I even run on concrete or hard surfaces to try to get me to force a midfoot/forefoot run, but It's not happening. I'm still a heel striker. I think it's got more to do with my body position than anything else, but that's not changing and I don't know how to do that.

Do you heel strike when you put your normal shoes back on or just all the time ?

Re: Running strides

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:44 pm
by xrodolfox
<== 24/7 heelstrike. I think I even heel strike in my dreams.

Also, this is something I think I *learned*. I never ever went barefoot on land until I was 11years old when walking in socks in my Korean friend's house, and that was only to walk to the Nintendo. I never ever walked or ran barefoot until 1year ago, 32 years into my life. The biggest amount of time I ever spent barefoot was while swimming.

Note: I used to have flat feet before I started running in Oct2008. I had to wear lots of support. As I started changing my stride, I found that my feet compensated, and now I no longer need support. ???? it's weird, but true. I still have "flat feet" when I'm standing still, but when I stride on sand, my foot print no longer looks flat, and my arch seems to have gotten stronger.

My stride has change too. I used to REALLY heel strike. Like all my mass would just bunch up in my knees and I couldn't run more than 1mile without excruciating knee pain. Now I still heel strike, but not like I used to. I just moved my heel strike from striking like I was running while doing a karate broad breaks with my heel on every stride, to running like a person running with a bad heel strike.

Re: Running strides

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:30 am
by chriss
Right then I have been giving this knee lifting business a go last runs out & as pointed out already it seem to make me run faster automatically. So this is a good thing, but I can't keep pace & end up going back to my sloppy old ways for a rest. I find this stride ideal for the final burst, but not the general plodding bit.

Any thoughts? Do I just keep on with it & learn to pace better with this style or am I missing a trick?

Re: Running strides

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:47 am
by xrodolfox
tell me when you find out. I've been trying something similar, with similar results.