wow i hope you are right Peter.
I was running 4 or 5 years and ruined my knees. But that was because I was training harder and not smarter. I was always heel striking which is bad for the knees. Now I run lightly again using my forefoot with the pose method. Generally running, especially slower, will not be bad for the knees. I should just have improved my technique earlier.
that is scary flex... I used to run so much as well and i began getting pain in the knees. I think i jogged around the world and back i ran so much. Maybe its my technique as well???? i havent jogged for ages and my knees are perfect, i do not want to ruin them again???
I thought Harley frequently runs 5Ks and marathons..
peter do i have to run barefoot????
like said by others- running will make your knees (and more) stronger. Unless you already have bad knees- dont blame running- same as blaming the fruit if your still eating crap aside it.
I train with guys who have run 1000+ marathons AND ultra's- they are 100 times stronger than the no runners.
In a study they followed runner vs. non-runners for 20 years, and it turned out the runners joint were actually healthier than those who didn't exercise. You won't get bad knees at an old age from running.
It is important though, that you choose an exercise that you enjoy, and it doesn't have to be running.
As for Harley, he doesn't jog, he RUNS, and pretty fast! He won quite a few 5K races as far as I know.
yoga can you teach us the right technique so we do not injure ourselves?
yees haaarley, why dont you jog, huuuuh? can we see you do it pls?
I just got 9th overall in the Brisbane Half Marathon out of over 1600 people. I think running is a natural thing. People get injured cos they have a 20 year break and then try and use running for weight loss and overtrain and get injured.
If running was 'bad for knees' like our 400lb neighbours tell us then why are we born to run?
Ive won 13 out of 15 of the last 5k races Ive done. http://www.parkrun.com.au/kirra/results/wincounts
Park Run has free weekly 5k races all over the world. Its a great starting point to build great cardio for sure.
BTW if we live in the west and 'can't afford' a well fitted road bicycle then we just don't want one at the end of the day.
I bought a road bicycle for 200 dollars and it works fine for me. no problem doing a 200kilometer workout.