"pose" running

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20/12/2011 at 11:18
I agree with the not changing your natural stride. As it happens 'm a forefoot striker but run mostly half-marathon and marathon distances where I'm told being a heel striker is better. I don't feel inclined to change though because running how I run seems normal to me. However I do make sure I've got the right shoes for my gait. And yes, while other runners may have hamstring issues or knee problems, it's always my calves that play up!!
20/12/2011 at 16:47

Ive been out today and ran 2 miles forefoot striking. I'm finding it so uncomfortable I think I will stick to the forefoot style on the steepest hills where I find it very benificial & much less effort.

As for flat & downhill I just find it so unnatural & its giving me serious calf pain. If I sit for more than 5 mins then get up to walk it feels like the calfs have siezed up until I get moving again

Back to heel striking again for majority of my running !!

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