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Old 05-14-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
Nick Cruz
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After my recent 10k, which I ran with my wife, my wife said I ran really weird. I've always know that when I run my feet angle out (toes out) after they leave the ground but her smartass remarks make me wonder if its just the way it is or if it is something that can be corrected.

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Old 05-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #2
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Do NOT try to correct your foot angle! You'll end up with pains you never had before. Think of it this way - you've been walking/running your whole life this way. Are you having any issues associated with your feet tracking out?

There are many shoes out there designed to "correct" the gait of over pronators, under pronators and it all comes down to this - if you've been running one way without problems, keep it that way. Changing your running gait now will only cause additional problems in the future.

You can change your stride length, your knee "pull", your posture while you run to make you faster, but I wouldn't deliberately mess with things like changing my feet angle.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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Ok, Thanks for the head check. I dont have pain, or discomfort or anything else like that, I just look funny when I run, hell, I just look funny.

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Old 05-16-2007, 07:07 PM   #4
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I'll agree with Jill. I will add that there is a "textbook" description of gait, but when applying the textbook to a person it doesn't always apply. If you have any foot, knee, hip, or back pain when running, your gait could be the source. However, if you are absent pain, don't even give it another thought.
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