Hmm, yes I was inclined to think that forefoot was for faster runners due to the nature of the movement. I heel strike quite heavily I think and was wondering if it was causing some muscle fatigue as I do struggle into the latter stages of a run even at a steady pace throughout. I want to improve my way of going and ultimately improve my speed. I'm not a long distance runner and doubt I wlll ever be, 5k is my tops at the moment but would like to improve allround for racing next year (hopefully!!) I'm probably barking up the wrong tree entirely and just need to work on specific muscles instead. Thanks everyone
Thank you. Great ideas there. I'm going to give the minimalist trainers a try. I have a pair sitting idle but have just been reluctant but now seems as good a time as any. I tend to be the impatient type that if it doesnt work first time forget it. Patience is a virtue I sadly struggle with but I'm getting there slowly!
I'm a new runner but know I'm a heel striker, infact always thought that's how most folk run but been reading a great deal about the forefoot technique etc. Now, my problem is this. I thought I'd give the forefoot technique a try. On treadmill I can forefoot no problem even in my usual shoes, find it quite easy actually but as soon as I get out on the road (in said shoes) I can't forefoot! I was expecting to spring along like a gazelle but looked and sounded more like an elephant that had been on the wine. What's happening? Should I just stick to what I know or persevere? I don't necessarily have any issues with my running but if a new technique would improve it then I'm wanting to do it. Hope that all makes sense? It did in my head anyway