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Hopefully some one in the group has some experience or input to offer me on this subject. Has anyone in here actively changed their running form from one that heal strikes to a more forefoot landing. I am a recreational runner at best with aspirations of doing a marathon in six months and am concerned with the wear and tear my body will endure with the increased mileage necessary for training. I decided that now might be a good time to attempt to make a change since one ACL replacement several years back was enough for a lifetime in my mind. My first impression is that this forefoot running is a fad, but I feel like it has had some staying power and the science behind the form recommendations sounds legit. I have been trying to modify for three weeks now and it is no easy task.

So long story short, has anyone tried this, and if so how did it work out for you?

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+3.5, 3.5 total. Finally some easy math.

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+3.5, 3.5 total. Finally some easy math.
i was planning only to run even miles this month just so it would be easier to add. 2/3/4/5/6 etc

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3.2 miles today

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i was planning only to run even miles this month just so it would be easier to add. 2/3/4/5/6 etc

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3.2 miles today

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I at least stick to half miles. I actually ran 3.8 yesterday, but I rounded to 3.5

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I at least stick to half miles. I actually ran 3.8 yesterday, but I rounded to 3.5

it all adds up my friend, but your math is easier lol

ran with the wife tonight, she started running too, shes likes to run fast/ walk. but for the first mile and a half she tried to stick with mister consistent and actually pushed me to go a bit quicker and im proud to say my slow ass got into the 9 minute miles finally tonight! after the mile and half marker she lost about 40 seconds to me doing her thing. got to convince her to slow down and work on distance rather then speed time. as that will come with the more runs we do

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Hopefully some one in the group has some experience or input to offer me on this subject. Has anyone in here actively changed their running form from one that heal strikes to a more forefoot landing. I am a recreational runner at best with aspirations of doing a marathon in six months and am concerned with the wear and tear my body will endure with the increased mileage necessary for training. I decided that now might be a good time to attempt to make a change since one ACL replacement several years back was enough for a lifetime in my mind. My first impression is that this forefoot running is a fad, but I feel like it has had some staying power and the science behind the form recommendations sounds legit. I have been trying to modify for three weeks now and it is no easy task.

So long story short, has anyone tried this, and if so how did it work out for you?
I switched to Vibrams last summer. If you want to force yourself to change, a "barefoot" style shoe will make it hurt to heel strike. It takes a long time to truly change your running form. I was rehabbing my knee at the time, so the low mileage made it an easier transition for me. I started walking around the block and my legs were sore. If you're training for a marathon, it will be very hard to make that change in six months with that distance. It took me almost a full year to get back to the pace and distance I was running before I switched. And I was/am not anywhere near marathon running.

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Where the hell are all the regulars?? It makes it easier for me to run if I have competition. I would of never had run almost 70 miles last month if Jim hadn't been running.

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Where the hell are all the regulars?? It makes it easier for me to run if I have competition. I would of never had run almost 70 miles last month if Jim hadn't been running.
Trying to enjoy my coffee in peace before I have to go do my 7 mile run. geez,

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13 today, 28 total. F'n hot this morning. Last couple miles sucked!

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3.2 miles today , some of the hardest miles ive ever done LOL

9.4 for the month

did the rugged maniac at wilmot mountain today and they utilized the hill to the full extent. and it was hot!!!!

great time though, we had a good group out there! need more training for hill running hahaha uggg LOL

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Where the hell are all the regulars?? It makes it easier for me to run if I have competition. I would of never had run almost 70 miles last month if Jim hadn't been running.
im hear for ya brother, i have to keep my eye on you.

you pushed me those last couple of days. ill know ill never be first on this but gonna push everyone to pass me hahaha!

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why does it feel like my legs are going to fall off?

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theyre so short they feel like theyre not there?

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Hopefully some one in the group has some experience or input to offer me on this subject. Has anyone in here actively changed their running form from one that heal strikes to a more forefoot landing. I am a recreational runner at best with aspirations of doing a marathon in six months and am concerned with the wear and tear my body will endure with the increased mileage necessary for training. I decided that now might be a good time to attempt to make a change since one ACL replacement several years back was enough for a lifetime in my mind. My first impression is that this forefoot running is a fad, but I feel like it has had some staying power and the science behind the form recommendations sounds legit. I have been trying to modify for three weeks now and it is no easy task.

So long story short, has anyone tried this, and if so how did it work out for you?
Their is no proof that a mid or forefoot strike is better for you. In fact, more of the recent studies I've read on the subject suggest that more people get injured trying to change form to a more munimalistic running style using shoes like vibrams. That's not to say it doesn't work for some people. But it is a risk in itself. And if you've already had an acl problem it maybe double the risk. Personally, I've found most people naturally move toward a more forefoot running style as they get faster. IMO its best to get your gait analyzed by a GOOD running shoe store an let them put you in a shoe that fits your gait. If you feel you still need to change to a more forefoot strike it would be safer for you to go with Neuton shoes so you keep the cushion and save that knee from some shock!

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I'm still running! I've grown a bit tired of logging my miles on all the different sites I'm involved with. So you guys feel free to battle amongst yourselves and stay competitive!! I think it's great all of you guys are running! I'll still pop in to offer advice once in a while if you guys would like and maybe I'll play along some months too.

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Their is no proof that a mid or forefoot strike is better for you. In fact, more of the recent studies I've read on the subject suggest that more people get injured trying to change form to a more munimalistic running style using shoes like vibrams. That's not to say it doesn't work for some people. But it is a risk in itself. And if you've already had an acl problem it maybe double the risk. Personally, I've found most people naturally move toward a more forefoot running style as they get faster. IMO its best to get your gait analyzed by a GOOD running shoe store an let them put you in a shoe that fits your gait. If you feel you still need to change to a more forefoot strike it would be safer for you to go with Neuton shoes so you keep the cushion and save that knee from some shock!
Thanks Meulen and Pat for your replies on this. After giving it a month, I have decided that I was totally wrong in my thought process of this being the ideal time to actively make adjustments to my running / jogging gate with five months to my first marathon. The constant soreness and micro tears in my calf muscles have me second guessing if this gate adjustment might be more detrimental than helpful in long term injury prevention than my natural leg shuffling heal striking technique, as Meulen said. So from this point I shall simply revert back to my old ways and start to increase the miles as prescribed in the training guides hoping that this old body can endure it. Who knows, maybe as I do put more miles and get stronger form, my gait may naturally heal strike a little less.

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+3, 13.5 total.

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