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2007-03-12 12:23 PM

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Anyone know of any websites that can help with poor run form?  I know I have it, but want to try correcting it...Thanks!


2007-03-12 1:26 PM
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How do you know your form is poor?

 http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-drills.html

http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html

http://www.coolrunning.co.nz/articles/2004a001.html 

Those should help. 

2007-03-12 1:35 PM
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If you want to work on your technique take your shoes off and run barefoot on the grass. That is how you want to run when you have shoes on. You can even run a short distance on a hard surface and you will still run the same as if you were on grass.
2007-03-12 3:22 PM
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It still amazes me that people on bt know more about proper running technique, than most of those on runnersworld!

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2007-03-12 3:45 PM
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Rowdy - 2007-03-12 11:35 AM

If you want to work on your technique take your shoes off and run barefoot on the grass. That is how you want to run when you have shoes on. You can even run a short distance on a hard surface and you will still run the same as if you were on grass.


That's a very good acid test. However, you have to allow for tender feet. Most people tend to toe off and use the balls of their feet too much when running barefoot due to the sensitivity of the soles. So take it with a grain of salt.

But it's true - if you have bad form it'll definitely show when you try to run barefoot.
2007-03-12 3:54 PM
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ragingferret - 2007-03-12 4:22 PM It still amazes me that people on bt know more about proper running technique, than most of those on runnersworld!

Running Times is better for that sort of information.  At least, until RW corrupts it.....

As to the OP.....There is no one out there that has "perfect" form.  Also, be wary of someone telling you to try to mimic someone else.  You aren't that person, you're mechanically different.  Trying to force things can be a greater injury producer.

From everything I've seen and tried and read, all beginning runners have "bad" form.  As the run more, they develop better, more efficient form.  There's no magic formula for this, other than more running, and patience.  The nice thing about most form drills is that it allows your body to move the way it was built to.  This will be blasphemous to some here, but oh well. 



2007-03-12 4:07 PM
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CourtneyM - 2007-03-12 1:23 PM Anyone know of any websites that can help with poor run form?  I know I have it, but want to try correcting it...Thanks!

http://www.evolutionrunning.com/

2007-03-12 4:16 PM
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I'm reading The Running Technique book right now. It makes sense. It's seems to be more tweaking than telling to you to do this or that. My buddy swears by the methods in the book.

Donto - 2007-03-12 3:07 PM

CourtneyM - 2007-03-12 1:23 PM Anyone know of any websites that can help with poor run form?  I know I have it, but want to try correcting it...Thanks!

http://www.evolutionrunning.com/

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