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5/14/13 2:11 P

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Not that I have an actual opinion on the matter but this article popped up on Runner's World yesterday: www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-rec
overy/study-few-differences-between-he
el-non-heel-strikers


The article isn't particularly well written but I will be interested in reading the full text of the study when it's released.

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,468
5/14/13 11:59 A

I am bumping this since I think the information is critical to anyone and everyone who uses running as a part of their training routine. This is neither anecdotal or information from a clerk in a running shoe store, it is hard research which gives valuable information regarding the decision process of choosing running shoes.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,468
5/13/13 12:18 A

As are the runners in most of the pictures of running posted here on Spark. I am making a collection of them including one which has one runner making a forefoot strike and his running partner over striding dramatically.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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5/12/13 9:03 P

HA! Never noticed, but that emote runner is heel toeing it! emoticon



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OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (93,129)
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5/12/13 9:01 P

I absolutely LOVE my minimalist shoes. I have no intentions of every buying overly padded running shoes again.

I'm a natural forefoot strike runner, with medium to high arches. From what I've read, that makes minimalist shoes perfect for me.

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The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,468
5/12/13 1:12 P


Here is the URL to an article on running shoes and running mechanics which I found interesting. I confess I am a minimalist shoe advocate.

www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/20685
2701.html



It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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