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Overpronation? Who cares! (Read 284 times)


Interval Junkie --Nobby

    I certainly wouldn't mind a greater variety of choices in running shoes.

     

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/the-myth-of-pronation-and-running-injuries/?_r=1

    2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

    Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

      300 of about 1000 runners developing injury while running about 200 miles average for the year (203,000).

       

      a) did the random assignment of motion controlled shoes and letting them loose on the street without guidance on how much and how fast to run etc. contribute?

      b) Is that about the average, if so, maybe I won't encourage folks to run?

      b) are these really injuries?

        Another industry built on myth.

         

        “we see so many injured runners who’ve been told that they overpronate” and need sturdy motion-control shoes to fix the problem. “They wind up injured anyway.” because of the motion-control shoes.

         

        This was me.

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

          Another industry built on myth.

           

          “we see so many injured runners who’ve been told that they overpronate” and need sturdy motion-control shoes to fix the problem. “They wind up injured anyway.” because of the motion-control shoes.

           

          This was me.

           

          They hurt my GROIN.

          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


          sugnim

            I think it depends on the person.  When I first started running, I got injured, and a pair of stability shoes along with PT helped out quite a bit.  Now that I am more experienced, I switch up my shoes more with no problems.  I even have new pair of neutral trail runners with a low drop that I was a bit nervous to run in, but they've been doing great for me.  For me, once I built up my strength, especially my strength in the small muscles in my feet, I am now able to run in pretty much anything I like.


            Interval Junkie --Nobby

               They hurt my GROIN.

               

              Clearly you're wearing the shoe wrong.  It goes on the FOOT.

              2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

              Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

                I'm trying, as mikeymike said on some thread somewhere, to "run quietly." You'd be surprised how far a concept like that will take you.

                "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                   

                  Clearly you're wearing the shoe wrong.  It goes on the FOOT.

                   

                  Gross.

                  "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                     Clearly you're wearing the shoe wrong.  It goes on the FOOT.

                     

                    With me, it was the knees.  No one told me to put them on my feet.

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                    lilac_jive


                    Jess runs for bacon

                      300 of about 1000 runners developing injury while running about 200 miles average for the year (203,000).

                       

                      a) did the random assignment of motion controlled shoes and letting them loose on the street without guidance on how much and how fast to run etc. contribute?

                      b) Is that about the average, if so, maybe I won't encourage folks to run?

                      b) are these really injuries?

                       

                      I thought that # was crazy.

                       

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                      J.D.


                        300 of about 1000 runners developing injury while running about 200 miles average for the year (203,000).

                         

                        a) did the random assignment of motion controlled shoes and letting them loose on the street without guidance on how much and how fast to run etc. contribute?

                        b) Is that about the average, if so, maybe I won't encourage folks to run?

                        b) are these really injuries?

                        a) Isn't this how it goes in real life?

                        b) I believe so. Running is a tough sport.

                        c) Yes, the article stated that doctors investigated each injury before it was documented.

                         

                        I do think this study holds some weight. I am a serious runner and know many well-seasoned runners and professional athletes. It seems that the same percentage of them are injured, as well. (I wouldn't attribute the level of injuries sustained to inexperience.)

                        FTYC


                        Faster Than Your Couch!

                           

                          Clearly you're wearing the shoe wrong.  It goes on the FOOT.

                           

                          Perhaps someone who was wearing those shoes on their feet kicked him?

                          Run for fun.

                          Jerryb49


                            I would like to see a similar study (not by shoe manufacturers) that tests shoe mileage and injuries.  Do injuries go up after the magic 500 miles?   What types of runners are most affected by shoe wear? Heavy, light, over/under pronators?

                             

                            Has one been done?

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                              CBC posted a short video about this.