Tuesday, February 25, 2014
So it's not just the minimalist shoes that get runners in my office. Here's the bottom lugs one the over-hyped Newton's. The idea here is it accentuate the "Pose" method or Forefoot running. I had a runner come see me yesterday who had been doing fine in the Saucony Ghost and was swayed into trying these out. The problem with the shoes is the crease line and lug distribution put a hot spot near the common location for a neuroma between the heads of the third and fourth metatarsals. She had not developed a neuroma yet but I saw swelling on my ultrasound that could develop into one if she continued with the Newton's. to much distribution to the forefoot. I told her to go back to the Ghost and and take some time to let the swelling reduce. Hype is what sells. Reality is the lesson.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Top Winter Olympic Memories contest will be extended to the end of the Olympics as many of us are just getting into the spirit! Prizes include some fashion/function boots from Soles, snuggly Winter Slippers & insulated Sole sport insoles. To qualify for entry send your top 3 to Arlingtonfoot@gmail.com and like our page Arlington Foot and Ankle on Facebook. James Hess is the top Olympic memories contestant so far.... 1) 1980 US Hockey victory over CCCP, 2) Eric Heiden 1980 -- winning 5 golds in speed skating at every distance -- in my mind among the greatest athletic accomplishments ever -- like winning the 100 meter dash and the marathon in the same week 3) Franz Klammer's downhill win in 1976 4) Dorothy Hamel's gold in 1976 Olympics 5) Norwegian XC skier Bjorn Daehlie's Classical 10K Pursuit gold medal over Thomas Algaard in the 1992 Albertville games 6) Bill Demong's Gold medal along with Johnny Spillane's silver in the same event in the Nordic Combined in 2010 Vancouver games . First ever medal for an American in this event -- gold and Silver. If I thought more, I might come up with something obscure.
Monday, January 27, 2014
# 1. Improbably after stumbling in two previous Olympiads and touching his hand to the ice in the 500m in the 1994 Lillehammer Games Dan Jensen came up with Gold in his non-signature event the 1000 meters. I like this as my number one moment because he found a way to win when he was on the verge of going down as one of the all time choke performances in the Olympic games-this despite being understanably shaken in his first Olympiad shadowed by his sister's death. Instead he came up with one of the all time clutch performances on his last skate. # 2. still get goosebumps... #3. After over a decade drought for the US in the Men's Alpine Ski Team Champion on the Podium Ted Ligety took Gold in the combined at Lillehammer at 21 in what was supposed to be Bode's Games.