>Running 101>Do I need new shoes?
The slap of most runners' feet is due to the overstride. This means the
planted foot is landing in front of the runner's center of gravity. The slap
comes when the foot strike hits so that the runner lands on the back of the
heel "of the shoe." It creates what is similar to the snap bar of a mouse
trap. It effects the front of the foot as it slaps down on its unaware
victim...the earth's surface. The only problem is that the helpless
victim-the earth-sends the shockwaves back up the foot as the leg compresses
and is jarred as it hits the unforgiving earth.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
2 years old?
Yes. You need new shoes.
Mine usually last 2 months. Or three.
Needs more cowbell!
I do notice that I normally get pins and needles in my left foot after about 20 minutes but it eases off as the run continues. I don't really do enough running to know if that is expected, poor running technique (most likely with me I guess) or the wrong shoes.
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Ok ok...new shoes it is Any excuse for something new and shiny really...
Thanks for all the advice, nice to find some friendly advice on the 'net.
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