The Importance of Forefoot Strike

This graphic taken from last week’s Men’s US Olympic 10,000m trials in which Galen Rupp broke the Trials Record in time of 27:25.33 demonstrates the important relationship between running on your toes and running fast.

2 Responses to The Importance of Forefoot Strike

  1. Colin says:

    So to run 27:41:50 for 10km I should heel strike….. That’s the missing puzzle piece to find that pesky 6mins

  2. hokaau says:

    Well, you could do that and see what happens. : )

    I think the main takeaway would be that if you’re spending a large chunk of training time on form, you could probably look instead at the opportunity cost and spend more of that time on strength and conditioning.

    Shame that http://www.antagonist.com doesn’t actually exist. Would surely be a daily source of helpful information ; )

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