What’s up with that 1 + 2

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Why is is that women land on the balls of their feet and men sturdily on their heels in shoe ads? Do we really run like that? Or is there some statistical truth to it: that women read books about Chi Running while men just gut it out? Most of the people I know who run well land on their midfoot.

And what is it with famous running coaches and unfortunate name sakes? I just ordered a book by the Hanson brothers, after considering a book called the “Jack Daniels running formula”.

I am not at all ambitious enough to go through any of the training programs from these books, I’m not even following my own simplistic program of “tempo run, speedwork, long run”. But I’m still very curious about how good runners train.

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