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Forefoot running (Read 2061 times)

steferfootballdu


    Alright, after nearly a 10 month break from all forms of running, I am back.

     

    Per the suggestion of my Doctor (made sense when he explained it), I am going to try and shorten my stride and adapt to a forefoot strike. I'm comming off a mid foot strike, so this is a bit of an adaptation phase.

     

    I'm starting out slowly, (1 mile last week 2 miles today) but am experiencing sourness in my feet and shins while running. 

     

    I'm just looking for advice from anyone who has made the switch, or some resources to help me about the process.

     

    Thanks! Smile


    barefootin'

      Make sure your shoes accomodate that.  You probably want something light with a low-to-no rise heel.

      Bill Wagnon / stl

        theres a whole group devoted to barefoot running, feel free to join.

         

        im very interested in this doctor you speak of. ive never heard of any doctors prescribing this new treatment, is he a foot specialist?


        just a simple cat

          {{sour feet}}

           

           

            Yeah, you learn almost automatically if you run barefoot.  Minimalist shoes aren't as good, but can help.

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

              {{sour feet}}

               

              Heh.

               

              My advice to the OP: don't think about your footstrike, just try to run silently.

              Runners run.


              Needs more cowbell!

                Heh.

                 

                My advice to the OP: don't think about your footstrike, just try to run silently.

                 

                It makes it easier to sneak up on old women walking on the MUP and nearly give them coronaries as you pass. Blush I've done this too many times and it makes me feel like a jerk.

                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                steferfootballdu


                  im very interested in this doctor you speak of. ive never heard of any doctors prescribing this new treatment, is he a foot specialist?

                  He is a sports medicine Doctor. Not related to the foot or legs, it's a hip problem.

                   

                  {{sour feet}}

                  I am primarily illiterate. Stuff Happens. Smile

                   

                  The real question we should be asking is what flavor are your feet when you run?

                   

                   

                   

                  I Do appreciate all the responses.

                    Alright, after nearly a 10 month break from all forms of running, I am back.

                     

                    Per the suggestion of my Doctor (made sense when he explained it), I am going to try and shorten my stride and adapt to a forefoot strike. I'm comming off a mid foot strike, so this is a bit of an adaptation phase.

                     

                    I'm starting out slowly, (1 mile last week 2 miles today) but am experiencing sourness in my feet and shins while running. 

                     

                    I'm just looking for advice from anyone who has made the switch, or some resources to help me about the process.

                     

                    Thanks! Smile

                     

                    All due respect, it could be that you are simply not running enough with far too many off-days in between that your legs don't have any chance of getting stronger.  And, from your log, previously you seem to jump in a very short run at very fast pace.  Your last run last year (in May) was "0.9 mile race" at 5:02 mile pace.  Your longest run was 4 miles which happened to be the fastest pace as well at 6:15 pace.  Not the way to go about. 

                     

                    Run more, run slower and run more often.  Also run silently as well.  And give your legs to adjust and get stronger.  Starting slowly is fine; but running 1 mile last week and 2 miles (double) today is not really a smart way to "train" either.

                    xor


                      Heh.

                       

                      My advice to the OP: don't think about your footstrike, just try to run silently.

                       

                      This is a serious response, though it will sound like a joke.

                       

                      My first step... sincere... toward running silently was ditching the spendy inserts I was buying for my shoes.  For one, those things are spendy and more importantly, after ditching them my feet did not spontaneously combust.  For two, the dang things squeak.

                       

                      Now: I realize that some people NEED inserts or orthotics.  Or at least I accept that there are situations where this may be.  But I believe that lots of people kind of self-medicate with fancy inserts and may not need them.  I started wearing them because, after I broke my leg, I came back too much/too fast and developed PF.  And running with inserts, after a bit my PF went away.  So I stayed in the inserts.  Turns out, perhaps it was just more running over time (and NOT too fast) and good stretches that made the arch pain go away. I'm not sure.  What I am sure of is that I continued buying/using inserts for a couple years when I'm sure I didn't need them.

                       

                      MrH


                        It makes it easier to sneak up on old women walking on the MUP and nearly give them coronaries as you pass. Blush I've done this too many times and it makes me feel like a jerk.

                         

                        The loud wheezing should give them adequate warning.

                        The process is the goal.

                        Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.


                        just a simple cat

                          He is a sports medicine Doctor. Not related to the foot or legs, it's a hip problem.

                           

                          I am primarily illiterate. Stuff Happens. Smile

                           

                          The real question we should be asking is what flavor are your feet when you run?

                           

                           

                           

                          I Do appreciate all the responses.

                           Big grin  Chipotle!

                           

                           

                          xor


                            Like revenge, my feet are a dish best served cold.

                             

                             

                            Wait. I guess that's not a flavor.  My feet taste like that cheese I got in England that tasted like feet.

                             

                              This is a serious response, though it will sound like a joke.

                               

                              My first step... sincere... toward running silently was ditching the spendy inserts I was buying for my shoes.  For one, those things are spendy and more importantly, after ditching them my feet did not spontaneously combust.  For two, the dang things squeak.

                               

                              Now: I realize that some people NEED inserts or orthotics.  Or at least I accept that there are situations where this may be.  But I believe that lots of people kind of self-medicate with fancy inserts and may not need them.  I started wearing them because, after I broke my leg, I came back too much/too fast and developed PF.  And running with inserts, after a bit my PF went away.  So I stayed in the inserts.  Turns out, perhaps it was just more running over time (and NOT too fast) and good stretches that made the arch pain go away. I'm not sure.  What I am sure of is that I continued buying/using inserts for a couple years when I'm sure I didn't need them.

                               

                              What's wrong, Srlopes?  Could this be the first serious post from you? ;o)  I guess except for the time when you tried so hard to push out the known obvious troll a few weeks ago.

                               

                              I admit, some people (very few) require some motion control.  Very few.  Suggesting just about anybody some sort of heavy bulky and very stiff motion control shoes islike doing so on the assumption that human feet are too weak to carry our body weight.  It's like giving someone a segway on the assumption that he/she can't walk.  To put some very stiff insole inside these bulky and very stiff shoes is like a double punch; might as well try to run in ski boots. 

                               

                              I usually only use insole as a filler.  In most cases, if the shoe fits your foot well, you don't need anything except to cover the seams.  For most of us, that should be all that we need to have the insole for.

                               

                              Good observation, Srlopes.  By the way, we really defeated that troll?  He (or she) hasn't been on anywhere else???

                              xor


                                Oh now, I write more serious replies than I'm given credit for.  I just don't respond to *training* questions very much.  But if someone asks "tell me about race X", I'm all over that.

                                 

                                The troll got bored.  She/he may or may not come back.

                                 

                                Some folks theorize that it was the same person who trolled for awhile a couple years ago named "adora" and "blue skies" and perhaps other things.

                                 

                                Dunno.  Person tipped her/his hand when the "voice" of the posts changed dramatically.  And seemed to disappear soon thereafter.  I assume she/he got bored with the fake persona.

                                 

                                Maybe.

                                 

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