Monday, March 21, 2011

And they're off....

Well, there at it again. The racing season kicked off this weekend for the Performance Lab team. Davy Dawson took home 4th at the Philly flyer. Great result for our 19 year old, especially since this is his first race back after a broken collar bone.

At another race this weekend, Steve Blackman finished 3rd and Tim got 7th.

I'm sure there will be more to come.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Barefoot aka Minimalist Running

I have been speaking with my patients quite a bit recently about barefoot running. I have been testing runners both with and without shoes to find which is more efficient; toe and midfoot strike or heel strike. Although there is no clear cut answer, even those who are less efficient with a forefoot strike feel faster and more comfortable when hitting the ground with the front of their foot than with their heel.

I gave a lecture at the Endurance Sports Expo and was delighted to see both high-tech stability shoes and minimalist footwear on the feet of the attendees.

If you missed that talk, you can catch it again at Philadelphia Runner (16th and Sansom) on Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm.