It's all in your form.
This may sound like a lot, but you don't have to worry so much about the angle of your knee -- its position will happen naturally
The next time you go for an easy run, count the number of times your foot lands in one minute, then double it (to account
Experienced runners will likely recognize these movements as the tried-and-true running drill commonly referred to as high
I knew I was in good company when I read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. "I'm often asked
It is too soon to tell the most ideal landing and running patterns. Each person's genetic makeup is unique as is their biomechanical alignment. Thus, I believe it is important to try to use a few basic tenets to help prevent injury.
Running Form: Distilled The good news is that now, by looking at the schematic of running as simply a linking together of
In any event, when precise timing is degraded, through dulled senses or because neural fatigue has set in -- despite even
This "Pose" is that singular point in space and time that separates the previous stride from the next. It is where the centers
For more by Christopher Drozd, click here. Pose Method Running I might add that in 1952 physician Dudley Morton reiterated
You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.
In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.
I myself have benefitted from high levels of conditioning overriding fledgling skills, but I know with certainty that unless correct running form is learned, eventually the undue strains of sloppiness will overrun even the greatest muscular conditioning.
With the New York City Marathon just around the corner (we hope), many athletes, workout enthusiasts and fitness newbies are looking to the streets or the treadmill for a spot of cardio. There's no doubt that when done properly, running can be great for heart, body and mind.
Success -- to run farther, run faster, and run with less chance of injury, and otherwise savor the joy of running -- asks only for attention, practice, and patience.
How old were you when you learned to run? Do you even remember learning to run? Are you "good" at it?