I was watching this before going out for a run today. Interesting to think about.
I ran across (pun intended) this article by TARA PARKER-POPE on the NYTimes about locating your running stride. I read the article as right now I am working on developing a new running stride as I have switched down to Brooks Pure Cadence running shoes as I move to a more minimalist footwear position.
What is a midfoot strike?
Why use it?
Have you managed to sustain your running routine?
Read the full article, find the link to the Well’s running tool and more on the NYTimes website.
The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments, and a network of tendons, nerves, and blood vessels that work together when we run. That would explain why there are so many different types of injuries that can occur from running. The following infographic creates a great visual of injuries that often happen to runners:
I was watching this today before my run.
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live.