my ongoing efforts to increase my running turnover/cadence, eliminate my prior over-striding heel-striking form, and my experimentation with minimalist shoes. Last night I had an opportunity to discuss these topics on the Runners Roundtable with Joe Garland, Pete Larson, Steve Magness and Jason Kehl.
Our discussion was wide ranging, and covered topics such as our personal experiences with changing running form, how to identify and correct over-striding, the importance of the hips, the relationship between footwear and form, barefoot and minimalist running, and who should and shouldn't consider form change. Please give it a listen!
From RRT you can view the show notes, listen on-line, download the .mp3 file or from iTunes directly. I learned a lot and would love to hear what you think!
On a related note, shown below is an excellent video explaining proper running technique, and discussing the importance of transitioning to minimalist shoes such as the Newtons:
Meanwhile, I'd like to encourage all enthusiastic runners to follow the Runners Round Table, and to sign-up for the RRT Google Group. Doing so will automatically copy you on discussions with other runners, and allow you to volunteer for and submit ideas regarding future RRT episodes - which you're welcome to join or lead. The RRT podcast is entirely free as the teleconferencing site is hosted by Talkshoe.com, and relies upon the creativity, energy and eagerness of participants to broaden running's base and to share our knowledge with others.