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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a million words. This week I had a video analysis of my running gait. Here’s what I learned.

  • I’m a forefoot striker. (Mildly surprising..I would have said I’m a mid-foot striker)
  • I have pretty good foot and ankle control. Slight supination on the left; more pronation on the right..apparently nothing too earth-shattering.
  • My right foot toes out but my left one points straight ahead. (I’m surprised I don’t end up just running in endless clockwise circles!)
  • My pelvis isn’t as level as it wants to be. (Not unexpected, and confirms what I thought from looking at still photos)
  • I don’t overstride and I have a decent amount of forward lean.
  • According to the guy who went over my results with me, most of the bad stuff that’s happening is around my hips and upward.
  • The more I look at it, the more I think my whole right leg is sort of rotated at the hip, which would help to explain the knee injury and the achilles tendinopathy on that side.

So, not a million words, but still a lot of information from a 15 minute exercise.  The question is, what to do about it?


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