Revelations that modern running is wrong
6' 6" and 85 kgs. If swapping over I seriously recommend running in Newton Gravity shoes (£130 though!!) and then move to racing flats once, like me, you get it sussed. If I could justifiy Newtons (price) I'd run in them all the time. I now run in Nike racing flats and put a 2mm Noene insert in each shoe. For £120 I can get two pairs of shoes to rotate and I really like running in them.
I changed to mid-foot proper at the start of this year and since then I've recored PBs in 10k; Half and Full Marathon and getting a good for age at the lumpy Angelsey marathon.
I must say though that another big help to me this year has been wearing Skins.
Just got one thing to say - go read "Born to Run" by Chris McDougall.
Easy, light, smooth,and fast - that's your new running mantra.
Got this book up in my loft, need to have a look at it over the Christmas holidays.
Cheers for this thread !
McDougall's book does a fine job though in promoting the kind of running action you all seem to be in favour of. I've been switching over gradually over the past couple of weeks and whenever I forget and slip back into old form I keep telling myself easy, light, smooth, leave no trace - haven't got to "fast" yet but willing to see what happens.
I too began running in plimsolls and then Green Flash, also very thin orienteering shoes and never had any injuries, unlike since.
Linky to a pdf of the book, for those who find the initial link dead and don't want to sift through google results:
Fascinating (and relatively short) read.
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