Wednesday, February 08, 2012

News Flash: Forefoot Strikers Less Likely to Get Injured

A recent study at Harvard confirms what many runners suspected -- heel strikers are more likely to get injured than forefoot strikers.

See the review here in a NY Times blog.

I'd emphasize that while the study bears out the trend, the takeaway here is "if it isn't broke, don't fix it." If you don't have a lot of injuries, go with what you got. If you're a heel striker and you tend to have more injuries than most (and you know who you ARE within NETT), it might be worth trying to gradually change that pattern.

We now return to regularly scheduled blogging.


Karyn said...

Can't you just pad your heels with Fluff?

Frank said...

Hmm, is the headline wrong - say's 'forefoot'?

I use heel cups to avoid Achilles tendinitis

New England Track and Trail said...

Just checking to see if anyone's reading. Frank gets a +1 on NETTPlus