As runners, we put a lot of focus on the foot, ankle, and knees. We look for things like foot strike, foot pronation, and ankle dorsiflexion. However, much of the running performance is decided higher up the chain, that is by the muscles of the core and hips.
Molly Seidel not just won a medal at the Olympics but also millions of hearts. For one, we are all impressed by her performance, grit, and vulnerability. Wonder why a reference to Molly Seidel for a shoe review of Puma Deviate Nitro? That is because she ran in Puma Deviate Nitro Elite shoes at the Olympics, which is the close cousin of Deviate Nitro.
Running downhill is fun. Especially in races, we all look out for those downhill sections to cover up the time that was lost while tackling the uphills. But as most of us would have realized, it is not a zero-sum game. Despite the running feeling easy, downhills are hard on the lower body muscles, can crush them to the point of exhaustion, leaving nothing for the finish, and not to mention post-run DOMS.
In this episode we talk all about running shoes.
The primary goal in running is to propel body forward and move horizontally. Apart from horizontal movement, a bit of vertical movement is needed to create the necessary force required for our running Stride.