Running Myths

There are so many myths out there about what works for running. As a natural runner, I take a lot of what's out there with a grain of salt and stick with what works for me.

The you over-pronate myth:  debunked; research found running shoes that correct for pronation did not help reduce injury.

The you need to run barefoot myth: debunked; research found heel striking is more economical physiologically.

The running more is better for you myth: debunked; research found excessive exercise can cause hearth problems (the threshold, however, is unknown).

So what's the upshot?  Keep running and run your own race.