There is probably not a lot I can say about this; the image speaks for itself. It was put together by the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (I listen to their podcasts on my longer runs). I also used this image below in a previous post and its worth repeating as it still resonates with […]
This is another one of those way outside my area of expertise, but I just have to write about it! I previously covered another study on Enhancing Running Performance by Coupling Cadence with the Right Beats in which I mentioned that when I listen to something while running, I listen to podcasts from The Skeptics […]
I am in a cranky mood this morning. I put off reviewing this one as I new what I was going to write was not going to be complementary and I had other more interesting papers to review and comment on. I finally got to it as couple of fan boys emailed me asking me […]
The sensible running technique coaches that I listen to often talk about the forward lean from the ankle when running rather than a forward lean at the hips. Ironically, the fan boys from the various running form cults also often say the same thing, so there must be something to it. I have certainly tried […]
The Swiss running shoe company, On, have developed their novel CloudTex system that is aimed at reducing ground reaction forces and also to potentially improve running economy. The design of the sole includes deformable open cells that are claimed to absorb “harmful” vertical and horizontal impacts (if you want to believe that these are actually […]
Back from a holiday and was planning on getting in back into the routine of posting and was planning on writing something totally different today and then the study below turned up. It was not a study on runners and was not on running (it was on walking), so my title for this post is […]
See: Different Running Techniques Load Different Tissues Differently Why ‘one size does not fit all’ when it comes to running What is the “best” running form? As always: I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise.
Its taken me a couple of days to get to this one. The reason is that I like to start each post about a research article with some comments to put it into context. This time I was suffering from writers block as I could think of nothing to say that I have not said […]
There has been a lot of work done over the years (and I done a tiny bit of it) that have contributed to our understanding of sensory input to gait, postural issues and the effects of running shoes (or lack of them) and foot orthoses. Some have been dismissive of it and others have extrapolated […]
Since starting this blog I have tried to cover every relevant piece of research when its published as well as summarize some topics in the context of what the evidence is saying. I have missed a few and still do have a bit of a backlog of recent ones. It all comes down to allocating […]
There have been an explosion of running economy papers in the last few years. I have reviewed many of them (and there are a few more to come when time allows). The results are somewhat mixed and the data is not as clear as the rhetoric and propaganda would have had you believe. To add […]
When you are sick you always want to know how long until go are going to get better. The same when you come down with a running overuse injury. The answer to the question of ‘how long’ is somewhat of a loaded one, as if you keep on doing exactly what caused the injury, then […]
This study that just turned up in my alerts and caught my eye. It was not on runners, but on children. I was not going to write about it for that reason, but all day it has been gnawing at me to write about it as it has direct relevance to some previous posts: The […]
I previously had a go at the issue of what is an ideal drop¹ for a running shoe and started with the conclusion: Straight to it: based on my understanding of the current knowledge, the evidence and discarding all the logical fallacies, I can find no evidence and no rationale for any blanket recommendations for any […]
We have known for some time that there are different running injury risk profiles for different foot types, often depending on how you choose to classify them. Now this new study is suggesting that different foot types may have different injury risk profiles between traditional shod running and minimalist shod running: The Influence of Arch […]
- I did a Chi Running course! October 1, 2013
- What evidence is there that ‘barefoot’ running is better to reduce injury risk? April 25, 2013
- Why ‘one size does not fit all’ when it comes to running November 9, 2013
- Peroneal Tendonitis in Runners May 1, 2013
- Yet another study shows heel striking is more efficient than midfoot striking September 4, 2013
- Pose Running and Running Economy April 11, 2013
- Foot pronation is not associated with increased injury risk in novice runners wearing a neutral shoe (?) June 15, 2013
- Do Foot Orthotics Really Work? February 17, 2013
- Is minimalism an option to manage plantar fasciitis? February 17, 2013
- Do running shoes weaken muscles? March 23, 2013
- Does Barefoot Running Lead to a Higher Arch of the Foot? April 14, 2013
- Critique of ‘are you ready for minimalism’ preparation tests April 7, 2013
- Plantar Fasciitis – how then do you treat it? August 30, 2013
- How many are doing ‘barefoot’ or ‘minimalism’ running? April 26, 2013
- Running economy: Forefoot vs Rearfoot striking June 3, 2013
- Science vs Pseudoscience July 21, 2014
- Effect of listening to music on running July 16, 2014
- Barefoot running survey: Evidence from the field??? July 12, 2014
- When running, lean forward at the ankle or the hip? July 11, 2014
- The effects of the sole geometry of the On running shoe July 9, 2014
- The importance of joint moments in running injury risk and running economy July 8, 2014
- This will probably be my epitaph… July 3, 2014
- Running with a minimalist shoe increases plantar pressures June 28, 2014
- Sensory deficits in runners with an overuse injury June 27, 2014
- Review of Lieberman et al’s (2010) paper in Nature on Barefoot Running June 23, 2014
- Better running economy with softer shoes June 17, 2014
- Time to recovery following a running injury June 14, 2014
- Foot arch height and muscle strength June 6, 2014
- The effect of shoe drop on running pattern May 29, 2014
- The Influence of Arch Type on Injury in Minimally-Shod Runners May 25, 2014
- Craig Payne: Here is a reprint of a review of it: http://www.p...
- Jo Byster-Bowles: Hi Craig, Could you explain in a practical hand...
- Kevin A. Kirby, DPM: Since when have "modern shoes" been implicated i...
- Craig Payne: Yes you are right! I know that! have no idea why I...
- Craig Payne: So how then do you explain the plantar fasciitis t...
- I hate shoes: Wow, for anyone like Jim who chooses to debate the...
- Jenny: Hi, this is no biggie, but isn't his name Bil...
- dingle: Kevin Kirby using anecdotes. Whatever next....
- Cameron Kippen: Great read Craig . Have made a link to foot talk (...
- Kevin A. Kirby, DPM: In my 30 years of examining tens of thousands of f...
- Craig Payne: How then do you explain those who take up barefoot...
- Raoul: From what point of view are the researches taken? ...
- Ian Griffiths: If encouraging someone to increase their cadence I...
- Kevin A. Kirby, DPM: Long distance running, like all sports, definitely...
- Naomi: I'm assuming they were running solo, I'd love to...
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