Thursday, December 16, 2010

Training Tip Thursday

Running form: Can you change it? Yes, but maybe you should not. We run the way we run because we run that way. Particularly for new runners, as you continue to train your form will continue to improve, particularly as the muscles that propel you get stronger. Relax, and let running come to you rather than you going to it.

A Hal Higdon "Tip of the Day" from his Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/halhigdon

3 comments:

♥ Callah said...

i like it!

Just_because_today said...

I agree. It is counterproductive to change the way the body naturely moves. However, there are subtle changes one can make. The way the foot strikes the ground, the upright position of the body, etc.

Vern said...

Exactly. We can adjust our technique, but not change our natural form. I'm currently intrigued by things I've heard about "Chi Running." I'd like to read the book and learn more.