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Just wondering if anyone could give me some advice or tips for what shoes i should be looking at? im wanting to give minimal/barefoot a go but as i run mainly on roads should i stay clear of VFF and go for something with some cushioning?
I currently run in:
Im 5'10 and weigh roughly 90/95kgs. Im in the military so have quite a stocky build but reckon I should be getting down to 80/85Kgs to be in the right weight bracket for my size and after reading 'born to run' on holiday I want to up my running.
After assesing my running stride i believe i heel strike so when i run now i try to run mid to forefoot. I find that landing on my forefoot in my lunar glides makes my foot role out to the side? Is that correct posture?
It seems to be working ok and relieveing pain i get in my knees whilst running but im having to stretch of my calves alot more now. Ive been running roughly 3 - 6 miles when i go out and have been trying to stay off the treadmill. My running is always split between the treadmill and road as there are no off road trails near by.
Ive had numrous knee problems whilst in the military and suffer with PFS. I have had injuries that have taken nearly a year on each knee to recover from so its a little daunting getting back on the road and running. Military physio wasnt able to specify what injury i had so they just treated me for runners/jumpers knee. I was nearly discharged for these injuries so want to avoid doing my knees in again
I currently wear orthotics in my military boots but dont use them when i run in trainers.
I apologise for the essay but thought it would be best to give you the full picture, any responses, ideas would be appreciated. Thanks