Unlike the wild and crazy Bill, my feet were farther from the running surface than ever during today's run. I put my first 6.5 miles on a new pair of New Balance 1063s.
Like Bill, though, I have been trying to be less of a heel striker for a couple of years now. I keep reading that you are less liable to injure yourself if you can land more toward the mid-sole. To do it, I've tried to shorten my stride, which has the added advantage of increasing my turnover and, in theory, my speed. I don't know if it's working - certainly no one's going to accuse me of being speedy - but I haven't had a lower leg or foot injury for over a year, and I used to be plagued by plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, ITB and hamstring problems.
Today's run was at a tempo pace of 9:11.
Keep running, everyone. -- Rob