Interesting video with Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman explaining the difference between heel strike and fore-foot strike. The former is associated with people running in traditional running shoes, whereas the latter is how barefoot runners usually run.
Professor Lieberman hypothesises that the impact of heel strike may cause repetitive stress injury, shin splints, and other injuries.
Interesting article on what coaches mean when they say “running strides” and advice on how to do them properly by Coach Jay Johnson.
I really enjoyed this video by Rod Dixon. If you haven’t heard from him, he’s a Kiwi runner that won the New York City Marathon in 1983 and the Auckland Marathon in 1982. He also won bronze in the 1500 metres at the 1972 Olympic
The Natural Running Center has a free e-booklet on the topic of “Healthy Feet”. It’s 72 pages and full of content. From their own description:
The main attraction of the booklet is an extensive footwear study that appeared in a medical journal from 1905, and which arrived at the unvarnished conclusion that most “modern” shoes are harmful to the health and development of the human foot.
It’s worth a read. You can download it from here.