12 Mar '13, 11am

Learning To Run Gently via @runningshoesgur

In a recent blog post, I referred to the concept of learning to ‘Run Gently ’ in order to reduce much of the unwanted impact and loading on the body’s joints and soft tissues, experienced with each running stride we take. To paraphrase a great quote from Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run, regarding running form and footwear choices: ‘if you learn to run gently, you can run wearing whatever you like on your feet ’. In response to my previous post on pronation , a reader commented asking for clarification of what I specifically mean when referring to leaning to run gently. I want to use this article to expand a little further on the topic, providing some practical advice readers can go out and use today. What Do I Mean By ‘Running Gently’? Firstly it’s important to appreciate the forces acting upon a runner, as the foot contacts the ground. Research tells us that the ma...

Full article: http://www.runningshoesguru.com/2013/03/learning-to-run-g...

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