Monday, October 15, 2007

Foot Placement

The question has come up in the past about the best foot placement to follow. I sometimes feel that I am running with my feet placed on parallel lines (like the left side on my diagram below), but sometimes I wonder if they should be placed on one center line, like the right side. Sometimes I do run along one line, like when I'm running on top of a curb or on a painted fog line. I'll have to experiment and see what difference it makes.


Pieter said...

Hi Ryan, I walk like the diagram on the right side: feet on one line. I have always walked like that. I'm not sure if it is better. My wife and kids always say that I walk 'strange'. My knees are close to eachother when I walk.....Anyway, we all have our personal 'gait'. You know, often you can recognize people from a distance by the way they walk.....

Vancouver Barefoot said...

Thanks for your commment, Pieter! Its nice to know I am not just talking to myself here!

I have been running with my feet more in-line lately, and I like it better. I get less wear and tear on the soles of my feet this way, although I have some muscle soreness on the inside of my thighs from using new muscles. It will pass.