Discover the Hidden Secret That’s Holding Back Your Running
Over 75% of runners make this mistake, preventing them from hitting goals & remaining injury-free.
No matter how much you train, if you’re a heel striker, you’re likely preventing yourself from reaching your full potential as a runner. Worse yet, you’re putting yourself at risk for injury and discomfort.
The solution? Transitioning to a midfoot strike. This natural, biomechanically efficient running technique is proven to reduce impact on your joints, improve running economy, and unlock your true running potential.
Unlock Your Running Potential by Mastering the Midfoot Strike and say goodbye to common heel striking-related issues:
Are you a heel striker?
Before changing your run form, you need to determine your running style.
If you feel heavy on your feet, notice excessive fatigue or loud slapping footsteps, you probably run with a heel strike.
Three At-Home Tests to Determine Foot Strike:
1. Check your shoe wear pattern.
One of the easiest ways to identify heel striking is to examine the wear pattern on your running shoes. If you notice excessive wear on the outer heel area, you’re likely a heel striker.
2. Review race photos.
If you notice your toes are pulled up, knee is straight, and you’re entering the ground heel first, you are classified as a heel striker.
3. Record a video.
Ask a friend or use a tripod to record yourself running from the side. Watch the footage in slow motion and observe the front end of your stride. Right before your foot hits the ground, is the knee straight and heel landing first? If so, you are a heel striker.
How Heel Striking Slows You Down
Reduced Energy Return
Heel Striking Increases Risk for Injury with Every Step.
Greater Impact Forces
Imbalanced Muscle Activation
Here’s the truth:
In reality, heel striking can be a significant factor holding you back from reaching your full potential as a runner. Not only can it limit your speed and efficiency, but it may also increase your risk of injury. If you’re looking to run consistently, fast, and free from pain, it’s time to break free from heel striking and unlock a whole new level of performance by transitioning to midfoot running.
Caution: Changing Your Form Overnight is not the Answer
Recognizing that you’re a heel striker is a crucial first step, but transitioning to midfoot running overnight is unrealistic and counterproductive. Adopting a new running form requires time, patience, and a strategic approach to ensure the change is made safely and effectively.
Instead of rushing the process, develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your specific needs and abilities. The plan should incorporate targeted exercises, drills, and gradual progressions that help you build strength, flexibility, and coordination to transition smoothly and confidently to a midfoot running style.
That’s where the Midfoot Project comes in. The Midfoot Project is a 5-week Physical Therapist-led program designed to guide runners through a safe and structured approach to transition from heel striking to midfoot running.
Say goodbye to the limitations of heel striking and embrace the benefits of midfoot running with our expert guidance and support. Unlock your true running potential today!
The Midfoot Project
Five weeks of Physical Therapist-led training that’s easy to follow and learn midfoot running.
Here’s what’s included:
5 Weeks of Training
Get weekly OnDemand videos that teach you not only how to learn midfoot running but why.
Strength & Stretching Exercises
Support your new running technique with runner-specific exercises taught by Physical Therapists.
Guided Audio Runs
These immersive audio sessions provide real-time coaching, support, and motivation during your runs, ensuring you stay on track with your goals and progress
Midfoot Running Drills
Engrain your new running style with drills that keep you running midfoot at any distance or pace
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Founded in 2011 by Physical Therapist & 6X Boston Qualifier Steve Gonser, RunSmart began as a live coaching and exercise program to help runners get fit, hit race goals, and stay injury-free. In 2020, RunSmart transitioned to offering its services online through its website and mobile app.
With thousands of users worldwide, RunSmart has simplified the process for runners to access high-quality training from Physical Therapists, including custom training plans, strength workouts, yoga, run form training, and more.
How it Works
Immediately after signing up, you get two weeks of FREE Access to the Midfoot Project, plus a full suite of Physical Therapist-designed programs. You can access all the content from any device.
Included in your free trial:
Custom Training Plans
Trade in expensive and inconvenient gym and coaching memberships for Physical Therapist-designed training at your fingertips.
Membership Pricing Options
Our free trial comes with no contracts, commitments, or cancelation fees. Cancel during the trial, and you’ll never be charged. Forget to cancel? No problem. Email us, and we’ll refund your previous payment immediately.
$119 billed annually after 14-day free trial
$15 billed monthly after 14-day free trial
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