It's not good when you sit down to discuss your running gait analysis with 4 people and as soon as they start the video you hear gasps, and oh no's, and aww man.
It turns out my form is causing all kinds of problems. I have bilateral issues, but more significantly on the left inside. I have a right hip drop that forces out my left hip. I have issues with ankle flexion. I over pronate a bit. My arches are falling. There is left Glute muscle weakness. On a positive note I at least have good knee flexion. So that's something!
These deficiencies explain my IT Band injury, Plantar's Fasciitis flares, and multiple stress fractures.
It seems my issues are more structural than mechanical. And there are things I cannot change that exacerbate the issues such as my scoliosis and spondyliothesis. I was referred to a specialist for custom orthotics and told we really need to focus on strengthening these areas to prevent injury. I brought several pairs of my Zoot shoes with me and it seems like my issues were consistent with each shoe. So the shoes were great, the only suggestion was to pick one model and stick with it rather than vary from model to model between training runs.
They did express concerns about increasing my volume for a 140.6. So obviously I'll do whatever it takes to get there!