Fixing My Running Flaws
I stumbled across this video while searching You Tube for Ultra videos the other day. And it perfectly put into
words video what I have been working to correct in my running form over the summer.
The girls list the five biggest mistakes runners make:
1. Running Upright
4. Arm Swing (front to back)
5. Tightening your core
Out of these five I was in pretty good shape other then #2 and 3
I over-stride and heel strike something terrible. I’ve known this for a long time but really never set out to do anything about it. A typical trait of all my running shoes was that I wear out the heels (right more then left) faster then anywhere else.
It wasn’t until I watched the DVD on the Western States 100, Unbreakable and witnessed Anton Krupicka’s, running form, that I decided to do something about this. It was during this remarkable video that I noticed how up right and free he ran. I now had a video comparison of a nimble and light running style compared with how hard, heavy impacting, and heel first I ran. I knew I had some areas to improve on.
Over the summer when I went out on training runs I noticed when I ran more under myself (feet landing under my hips) and on the front of my foot compared to the back, my leg turn over improved, I had more zip in my runs and my legs just felt better.
AND another benefit….I GOT FASTER!
Now I will tell you I was not sure what I really fixed, until I watched this video and these gals at The Balanced Runner put on video what small changes I made over the summer. Without knowing it…I fixed 2 of the Biggest 5 Mistakes.