Foot Strike in Hawaii Ironman
Here are 5 pictures from this month’s Hawaii Ironman. Two of them are heel strikers and three are flat foot strikers. Can you tell which is which? There are two obvious signs. Heel strikers nearly lock the knee of the leading leg while flat foot strikers have a slight bend in that knee. Also, heel strikers’ toes point toward the sky and flat strikers’ feet are parallel with the road surface just before the foot touches down. If you haven’t read my blog on this subject from last year, which is the second-most read of all my posts, go to the second archived article here.