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surfnrunnr:

The Best Running Form! 
I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html
Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket): 
Body vertical. 
Foot lands in front of body
Reaching forward with legs and arms
Ankle flexed up
Heelstrike and tight shins
Collapsing at the core
Hips behind heel strike
Long stride
Nice Form 
Body aligned
Slight forward lean 
Midfoot strike
Stride opens behind
Midfoot landing
So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =) 
~Geraldine

Maybe you were right all along!

surfnrunnr:

The Best Running Form! 

I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html


Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket): 

  • Body vertical. 
  • Foot lands in front of body
  • Reaching forward with legs and arms
  • Ankle flexed up
  • Heelstrike and tight shins
  • Collapsing at the core
  • Hips behind heel strike
  • Long stride

Nice Form 

  1. Body aligned
  2. Slight forward lean 
  3. Midfoot strike
  4. Stride opens behind
  5. Midfoot landing

So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =) 

~Geraldine

Maybe you were right all along!