Just when I thought I was still maintaining a nice, mid-foot strike even with all my foot injury BS, the Gazelle Girl photos came out.
I wasn't planning to show them to anyone because OMG the fat, but here are 3 that show I've clearly gone back to heel striking and I have zero bend in my front leg. This will most definitely be discussed with the podiatrist later today, but in the meantime, I'd love some suggestions from all of you.
|Early in the race so I'm still fresh. I was running a 10:30 pace here.|
Note the front heel. GRRR
|Through Riverside Park - around mile 9.|
Pace around 10:40.
|At the finish, heel striking at an 8:51 pace.|
I know how to put the horse in the barn, but not
how to do it right.
So, friends and runners...what do I do about this? Accept that heel striking (and the knee pain I have because of it) is now my fate? Go back to trying to run mid-foot in shoes/orthotics that aren't designed for that? Try going back to my old Newtons that taught me mid-foot running?