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While talking to someone at the Y this morning about doing a Oly distance rather half HIM due to knee issues he told me about the Pose style of running. I looked on line and found some links and took a quick look. My question is has anyone converted to this style of running and was it hard to change? Any feedback would be appricated.<br><br>
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I havent tried it but a good friend has and swears by it - He went on a Pose course and he felt it was a major factor in him taking 25 mins of his 1/2 Marathon time during a 1/2 IM - I will ask him for more info<br><br>
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It is a more efficient way of running because your foot is on the ground for less time than when landing heel first. They say this is how you run barefoot. Most elite runners run this way. It does take some time to "relearn" how to run this way. There are shoes designed for it, though (Newtons). I have no experience, but I have read it is the way to run. I'm just not committed to changing my running style. I'm sure others here can give you more insights. I know Chris (T3) has Newtons, so maybe he'll chime in.
 

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I'm a front-foot striker. I didn't learn to run this way (does anybody "learn" to run? ) and I don't have a method. I just run. (well, jog, but you know what I mean)...
 

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I switched from being a heavy heel striker to a midoot/forefoot striker about 5 years ago based on what I read about Pose. I did it more for alleviating pain from long runs than I did for any speed gains. Yes, it was difficult to make the change. I had to literally think about every footstrike for a couple months. It required intense focus. Due to the vastly different style, my calf muscles screamed in pain for a few months until they adapted. I never took any Pose classes - didn't buy a book or video either. After a few months I did have a local running coach evaluate my running and a few minor changes were made. After the switch and full adaptation I've never had pain from a long run or a marathon. I've never been very fast, but all my PRs have come since the change. This year I'm running more than ever and hopefully will set new PRs in every distance. Since the first of the year I've been averaging around 65 miles per week.<br><br>
Overall I would say it took about 6 months to make the switch and have full adaptation.
 
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