Saturday, October 9, 2010

What to think

Lately I've noticed that as I've been running, I watch how other runner's feet hit the ground. I catch myself watching their gait, seeing if he/she is a forefoot or heel striker. For the past month I have been trying to switch my running to forefoot running. I am a heel striker, meaning my heel impacts the ground first, then the rest of my foot rolling thru the rest of the running step. Forefoot or barefoot running has become the new "thing" as it has been proven to be more efficient and less stressful.

So as I watch these other runners, I look to see how each one's foot is hitting the ground. I'm asking myself "are they heel or forefoot or both striking." I so want to be a forefoot runner but am having issues with trying to get there. So, for now I have decided that I am going to be a heel striker. I will get there eventually....I just can't do it right now and that's okay.