I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone. I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html
Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket):
Foot lands in front of body
Reaching forward with legs and arms
Ankle flexed up
Heelstrike and tight shins
Collapsing at the core
Hips behind heel strike
Slight forward lean
Stride opens behind
So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =)
Update so far..not bad for not having drawn a serious drawing in months. At first I was getting nervous about the way it was turning out but it was relaxing at the same time. And it’s 4 in the morning..oh dear!! Why do I bruise on my legs so easily?? Does this happen to anyone else?!
Please, I ask you to take the time to watch or at least really listen and pay attention to Gary Yourofsky’s speech. His speech is very understandable and truthful. He discusses the slaughterhouse industry as well as human anatomy and its relativity to eating meat versus non-meat diets. I am genuinely concerned about the effects of eating meat, but I don’t want to shove this down anyone’s throat (figuratively speaking).
But I do ask, whether or not you eat meat, please take the time to watch/hear Gary Yourofsky’s speech. It is just over an hour long, but trust me, you will learn from him. You will learn very much from him. At least watch/hear with an open mind. Thank you.