Over the years as I have got faster I have naturally moved to being a mid/forefoot striker, or so I have spouted on many occasions.
My shoe wear backs this up, I have very little wear on the heels and it is the front of the sole that goes through to the foam (I wear my shoes for a long time).
However every picture I see from races suggest otherwise (i.e. the marathon last weekend), it always looks like my heel is striking first. My leg is stretched out forward with the foot toes pointing more towards the sky than the floor.
So my question is, is this normal, is forefoot striking actually a myth, or do I just have to accept I am heel striker.
Or do I run midfoot in training and then when I race and pushing harder I become more of a heel striker? Which is the opposite to what I would have thought…
Next week I am going to try and get someone to video me running a fast 5k to see if the same thing happens there.
I remember Stenard mentioning this when he was showing a picture for some reason as well.