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dlb1972 Rookie 4 posts since
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Jan 30, 2010 5:30 AM

Road Running

I do a lot of running on the roads, does anyone experience leg problems because of the way the roads are crowned? Feel it causes me problems with left leg.

  • Haselsmasher Legend 538 posts since
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    1. Jan 30, 2010 6:43 AM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Road Running

    Running consistently on the same side of a crowned road can most definitely cause issues.  It's often a cause of ITBS.  Just be sure you break it up so you're not always on the same side or not on a crowned road at all.



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  • Achmed1 Pro 74 posts since
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    2. Feb 4, 2010 8:35 AM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Road Running

    Are you hitting hard with heals?  Shoe change help sometime.  Gel shoes like asics help me on roads.  I like to run on dirt best.  Crown roads means high in center and low at edges?  If so, yes. this is problem for running, but not run in middle of road, stupid driver hit you.


  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
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    3. Feb 4, 2010 10:07 AM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Road Running

    Cambered roads can present a problem when you run in one direction too much.

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  • susan-n-the black dog Legend 425 posts since
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    4. Feb 4, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Road Running

    You are certainly not alone with this problem and it is NOT in your imagination.  I find that I have to get out in the center of the road, up on top of the crown to get any relief.  I do my best to avoid roads like this when I can.  If not I get either as low as I can on the road or up on the top if traffic allows.

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