> > Can anyone recommend a good shoe for heavyweight runners (240lbs)?
> > I'm a bodybuilder and have recently gotten into running for cardio,
> > but I'm having problems with lower leg pain. What's the best shoe?
> > Oh, I'm doing lower mileages (10 miles a week or so).
> > Thanks
> While we keep relying on shoes to relieve various problems, for me the
> issue continues to be running form and style and learning to run lightly no
> matter what the weight. Remember that a race horse is running on its
> toe/finger nails.
> Learning to run gracefully is the name of the game, no matter what the shoe.
> Check out Miles Lakin's Running Form FAQ:
> Find a shoe that is comfortable and gives you the support...and cushion you
> need. I prefer minimal cushion, so that I can practice running lightly and
> get the feedback which I can't get if there's so much cushion, that it
> doesn't help me but masks my heavy running.
> Asics gel MC Plus
> Obviously Ozzie is not a Clydesdale! :)
> Being one, and always cognizant of form, I can say without question that
> some shoes are better for us big guys.
> I have also heard good things about Brooks Beast, but have never tried them.
> Did try NB 990 for a while but developed groin, shin and ankle pain. Some of
> this probably goes hand in hand with marathon training, but the Asics have
> greatly reduced the pain.
> Good luck and keep running.
Thank you Randy. While I visualize myself at the 6'4" and 185 I was 10
years ago, I realize that the scale reads 220.
I run in the shoes which give the least amount of cushion to remind me to
run lightly. I don't wear slip lasted shoes rather straight lasted shoes
to diminish overpronation. A problem from prerunning years of walking
I'm back to the issue that landing midsole or ball heel is the name of the
running form that has been neglected in teaching running to the average joe
and jane jogger. But what the hay, the podiatrists, chiropractors,
physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, exercise physiologists, and all
those with a vested interest in having running injuries don't have time to
look at the form or help people improve their form as they are too busy
with dealing with all the injuries. Anyway check out the article in
Miles Lakin's Running Form FAQ:
to hear what some coaches had to say before the shoe industry became the
mult-billion dollar business it is.
I figure that by 2000 I'll have written my electronic/tree destroying
versions of teaching running form...to help people reclaim a thinking body
approach to running smoothly and lightly like we can because of the animals
we are...or I'll go for a run and quietly fade away.
For the time being, I'll keep attempting to be the exception to the rule
along with a number of the other regulars on rec.running in sharing a
perspective that landing on the back of the heel while running is an
overstride and detrimental to one's overall health and well being...but a
great boon to those who assist injured runners...and running shoe companies
which focus on the latest and greatest technology and neglect the reality
that Tarahamara Indians, the kids growing up in Kenya who later became
world class runners...ran barefoot for many years...and often wear the
shoes they do because of the endor***ts...and that Abebe Bakila won the
1960 marathon in Rome in around 2:16...having taken off his shoes from
Adidas at mile 2 or 3 because they hurt...and ran the streets and
cobblestoned roads barefoot the rest of the way.
Anyway, thanks for memories of leaner/meaner Oz...who remains a legend in
his own mind....
In health and on the run,
Maintainer - rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic, est. 1975
(Mindful Running) http://SportToday.org/