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After popping to my local running store today to treat myself to a shiny new pair of trainers I found that I am a "heel striker and sometimes a mid foot striker".......terms I have never heard of before.
As you can probably gather, I am new to running and currently training for my first half marathon. I overpronate and wear appropriate stability trainers/orthotics. I try to keep shoulders relaxed and not cross my arms ver my chest when I run and I keep looking at the horizon... I thought that would constitute good running form...but now I hear that how you strike the floor can change how well you can run or at least how prone you are to injury....
Could someone shed some light for me please on the whole thing - if I am a heel striker then is this a bad thing? Should I be actively trying to change this and if so, why and HOW?! What should I be doing?