The problem starts way before any form of schooling starts with parents. Sitting your child down in front of a tv to watch endless videos that keep them quiet doesn't help. Interaction by reading and talking to them makes them more ready/receptive for formal education
I think the comments made by a number of us reflect the different views and scientific research done on the subject. There was some good stuff done by Harvard uni a few years ago on running technique. I wasn't advocating that everyone should go forefoot. Its just that it worked for me. If you are fit,healthy,comfortable landing on your heels and happy with the times achieved or just happy to run, many experts, as mentioned by Squeakz don't recommend change. However Stef's problem has been with him for years and seems deep routed. This could be a medical problem that can only be diagnosed through being checked out , and/or technique that subsequently needs adjustment.
Hi Stef You do need new shoes for a starter, but have you considered changing your running technique to forefoot running and POSE type running. It cured my shin splint problem. My shoes wear out evenly at the top, but the heels are still brand new! Check out a previous forum posting I made last year for much more detail. Good luck
I ran the Bristol half marathon in Sept and trained and aimed for 1hr40min. I did it in 1.42, but when I checked my GPS when waiting to collect my bag I found that Id run an "extra quarter of a mile". I had fairly unhindered running lines throughout. Two other runners with different watches had the same thing. We dont know if its the course or our watches. It seems a lot to me, but when put into percentage terms its less than 2%