The Non-Running-Geek’s Guide to Running Form

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As young children, we were all runners: chasing friends on the playground, screaming through sprinklers, and sprinting down the first base line in tee-ball.

And we ran with pretty darn good form, too — without having to think about it.

Does this mean that we don’t need to worry about form now?

Of course not … but it doesn’t mean we need to obsess over it, either. Instead, the basics of running form can be understood with just a few simple keys: keys that help us, as adults, to run like we did when we were kids.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • The single most important ingredient of proper running form
  • What minimalism can teach you about form
  • Your optimal running cadence, and how to get there
  • Why form adjustments will slow your pace
  • Does shoe choice affect your stride?

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  1. Paul Connor says:

    Thanks so much for the education! I’m a mid-forties guy who is trying to eat better, move better, and live longer. I am really looking forward to running better and with less injuries. My home town of Morgan Hill, CA actually has a running shop that carries both of the shoes you mentioned. I have already made an appointment to get fitted!
    Sincerely,
    Paul.

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