The question should kids run barefoot is a softball question because most of us should know by now, how bad running shoes are for our foot health and running form.
Many forefoot runners, like Mo Farah and Tirunesh Dibaba have a long stride compared to other forefoot runners, like Galen Rupp –whom of which are all world-class distance runners, but in general, most forefoot runners, even Farah and Dibaba, still have a shorter stride than most heel strike runners.
Many forefoot running beginners complain of a strain calf muscle, which is normal because forefoot running relies mostly on the calf musculature for…
What do you need to do if you suffer from runners shin pain? Swing your leg higher up behind your body when you run.
When I watch Tirunesh Dibaba and other East African runners compete, I am amazed at how smooth and relaxed their arm swing is
Most research shows a wide running step width is better, yet some of the best runners in the world have a crossover running gait.
Running fast molds you into a stronger forefoot runner, but also mediates safer interactions with the ground compared to running slow.
As soon as I switched from heel strike running to forefoot strike running I felt miserable because I struggled with chronic pain on the side of the shin bone, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome and medial shin splints.