28 Mar '12, 4pm

Form focus exercises: Train your brain to run better

Form focus exercises: Train your brain to run better

Although I’ve been a casual runner most of my adult life, I only started entering races in the summer of 2010. (In fact, it was a dailymile friend, now a real world running buddy, who inspired me to start racing. Don’t you just love that about this place?) I didn’t run in high school or college, so never benefited from the advice of a track coach. Published twenty years ago, Running Injury Free was the only such book I ever owned until recently. And other than a handful of tips gleaned from an occasional copy of Runner’s World magazine, I had no real instruction on the mechanics of running. I didn’t know diddly about efficient and proper stride or form. My first racing year, I used Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan . It showed me how long my weekly runs should be, and how many I should do. But, it didn’t go into the body mechanics of running. It had me moving more, ...

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