Decker Challenge 09/12
Breaking news from Nike: We’ve been talking a lot of crap, and selling it. by Christopher on July 22, 2010
and this referenced article: by Peter Larson: The Pronation Control Paradigm is Starting to Crumble: Review of a Study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine
The study reports on testing results of 105 women and reports " Every runner in the highly pronated group who wore a motion control shoe reported an injury. In other words, all runners (yes, 100%) who were supposed to be wearing a motion control shoe based on their degree of pronation got injured. It's a small sample, but this is simply astonishing. In fact, highly pronated runners actually fared better in neutral shoes!" Now there were 18 highly pronated runners, and 6 (1/3) ran in neutral, 6 in stability, and 6 in motion control shoes. A small sample but intesting nontheless.
bob e v 2013 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that? Maintain base thru the summer for good running season this fall/winter that includes Atlanta Half and Austin Distance Challenge of 6 races
History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.
now I know why I had to put away my only one pair of motion control shoes. I stopped running in them after I realized they were putting stress on my achilles tendons.
actually, I was able to avoid the load on the achilles if I consciously changed my running style in these shoes, if I made sure I landed more midfoot and more full foot and in a much smoother way then achilles was OK. but I didn't feel like paying attention to this so consciously...
so I went back to my usual stability shoes, those have worked well so far.
also..I was once told from a foot analysis that my feet are normal and they had me try cushioned shoes and I didn't like those... dunno why... just didn't. felt too cushioned, wasn't used to that. so, back to the stability shoes again
also, I played with minimalist shoes, but it doesn't seem I can use them on concrete. one of my future goals is be able to run on concrete in such shoes. trails are of course OK.
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