Today is my first day running on my toes again since injuring my ankle. For the past couple of weeks I have been running on my heel in an attempt to keep the pain away. (No, it didn’t really work.) It was so different running by heel striking, and I got really tired of running that way. Truthfully I almost didn’t even realize that I was doing it. However, I now that I am able to run with almost no pain on my toes I really notice it now.
Running on my heel for the past couple of weeks has really hurt my calf strength though. I can feel the muscles in my calf after todays run. They are tight, and a bit painful from getting out of shape while I was being lazy. I hate injuries!
For those of you that don’t really know what I am talking about you can find out more by watching some videos or reading. Here is a video that is very enlightening:
Many say that forefoot running can greatly reduce injuries, and also help you use a bit less energy while running. I do it because it is more comfortable for me.