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My long term goal is to run injury free, but at the moment I have a slight touch of PF and have also started to have a sore foot in the ball area on my other foot; I'll rest them and I'm not really posting about my niggles.
My issue is that whereever I look to find out something about running, I can learn one thing, but if I go to a different source, I can find alternative and conflicting information.
Take training shoes for example. In the past I have followed the standard advice and went to a running shop, was gait analysed, and have worn the correct training shoe that was advised for me. I still had niggles that could've developed into injuries had I not rested them.
I have also ran in boots, plimsoles, and any old training shoes and been fine (I'm ex army - joined in 1986 and was issued with 'slaps' (thin gym shoes).
I've also read Born to Run which champions barefoot running/minamalist shoe running, which I've also started to transition into.
I'm not sure where this post is leading, but what's your thoughts on this conflicting information? Is running still more of an art than a science?