With the promise of a faster leg turner over and faster race times, I wondered what would happen if I jumped on the mid-foot minimalist bandwagon. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know that it took me quite a long time to transition to a mid-foot strike. You may also recall that I’m returning to a heel strike.
While many people feel strongly that there is only one proper way to run, I believe that both heel striking and mid-foot striking can be efficient. It’s really based on the individual.
5 Things Runners Should Consider Before Changing Their Foot Strike
1). How long have you been running with your current form?
2.) How often do you encounter running related injuries?
3). Is your current running form working with you or against you?
4). Why are you changing your form? Boredom, experimentation or because you truly believe you need to make the switch?
5). Do you have a running coach or another expert that can help asses your form and coach you on how to make the transition properly?