Like, seriously serious. Like, please leave a comment if you have a thought/suggestion/idea.
And here it is: should I be shortening my stride?
This month and last month's Runner's Worlds both made mention of the fact that shortening one's stride is an effective way of lowering your injury risk. I can see how that would be, biomechanically, but then when I'm out there running, it's counterintuitive. My body seems to want to lengthen my stride, especially as I go faster.
Also, while you're commenting, I have to decide what shoes to wear for my half this weekend. All of my beloved Asics now give me blisters in my arch, even the newest pair. My Karhus, which I love for short distances, would probably be too light for the length.
a) the Brooks I wear tested (which I've only worn once and am still unsure of)
b) my black Nike LunarGlides (love them, but they're a half size too small)
c) my grey Nike LunarGlides (right size - brand spanking new)
On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"