Yesterday at the Grand Opening of the Rail Trail Run Shop as part of the activities and something that I really enjoyed was the presentation that Amy’s husband Jared (a local chiropractor who treats running injuries) gave on:
I know I am a running nerd and I love to talk, read and learn about stuff related to running.
These learning opportunities are also part of the reason that I am so glad that there is a specialty running store opening in Augusta, Maine. That is one of the services that specialty running shops bring to an area, seminars, talks and opportunities to listen to guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to running.
This was only supposed to last about 1/2 an hour, but ended up going for 68 minutes according to one of Jared’s friends who busted his chops a little, so it was a very informal and very informative lecture/presentation. For his “first” powerpoint presentation, he did good.
He went against the prevailing “thoughts” of many in the running press, blogs, books or what you hear so much online of that heel striking is bad, bad, bad – according to him and a lot of the research that he has read and his experience in his practice it is not. Continue reading “Walking and Running – The Basics of Biomechanics Seminar 2-8-14”