I stumbled across this post today. It is titled Heel striking – is it really the enemy of good running form?
Apparently, the debate is still on! I’ll admit it, I’m still a heel striker – at least to some extent. Sure, if I’m fresh and it’s a shorter race, my midfoot is getting all kinds of action. But late in a marathon, or in an ultra, forget about it!
So I’m curious – I’ve got more questions here than answers:
Are you a heel striker? midfoot striker? forefoot striker?
Have you switched shoes in an effort to hit the ground differently?
Have you been injured in the last year? Do you think it’s related to your footstrike?
Have you read Born to Run?
What is an aspect of your running form that you think you need to work on?