28 Oct '13, 6pm

My Running Gait Analysis at the Spaulding National Running Center #runradar

My Running Gait Analysis at the Spaulding National Running Center #runradar

What you’ll notice in my plots (left box in each image) is that the impact peak is small to non-existent in most of them, especially in my left foot barefoot plot. The other three plots typically show a small impact bump. This is typical for a non-heel striking, non-overstriding gait. In the videos you can see that my shin is roughly vertical at contact, and I tend to land midfoot or forefoot most of the time (based on my wear patterns, I’m pretty sure I do heel strike a bit when I run, but not in these videos). In addition to the lack of an impact peak, my vertical loading rates are lower than average. Vertical load rate is essentially the speed at which force is applied to the body at contact. My values range from 38-48 Bw/sec, with the lab average being 75 Bw/sec. Interestingly, the vertical loading rate on my left leg dropped about 8 Bw/s when I took off my shoes, righ...

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