28 Sep '13, 12pm

#Running - Running technique Part I: The philosophy of how we run

I don't know if I run incorrectly but I can spot runners that run the "right way": the Kenyans. Is it by chance that they all run a certain way? Are they taught how to run the way they do? Is it just genetics or does training play a part? I have read that they start running barefoot, of course not because they have a choice but out of poverty. Now if you start running barefoot you cannot over stride or land heel first and most of all you have to run with "a soft touch". Speaking from personal experience I started running in my forties and over the years I had to re-learn running because I was pounding the ground when I first started. I changed my style by myself without using Pose or Chi and I think I now run much more efficiently than before. So I tend to think that "natural" running is not the way to go, but like all skills it has to be taught at a young age when the neu...

Full article: http://www.sportsscientists.com/2007/09/running-technique...

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