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Born to run

January 28, 2010

Born to Run was one of my favorite reads last year.  Today Nature published some of the science hinted at in McDougall’s entertaining and inspiring book.  Nature has gotten onto the part of the story about to toe vs. heel footfalls and running barefooted.  This makes a lot of sense to me from the perspective of adaptation and mechanics.  $200 running shoes aren’t the answer to the majority of running injuries.  This shocking surprise comes after having listened to trained salesmen and running shoe ads for the last 30 years. Silly me.

Nice video showing forces on the foot and talking to researcher (apologies for the jump, doesn’t seem to be embeddable).

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