December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

How to improve your running form

Are you looking to improve your running form?  I obsess over my running form.  For years earlier in my running, I was a heavy heal striker.  I never thought about it…it worked, I had minimal injuries.  About 10 years ago as the barefoot craze was taking off, I made the decision to transition to the mid-foot/forefoot style.  I also upped the cadence at the same time.  Disaster!  Trying to do make two changes at the same time combined with a way too fast transition from heel strike to mid-foot lead to a nasty and long bout of Plantar Fasciitis.  And a couple of foot bone fractures…One year I walked the Reggae Marathon in a foot cast!  Not recommended!
The lesson I learned through this experience was to take it slowly when making dramatic changes to my running form.  If you do want to make changes to your running form, here’s a handy infographic with details what and how to change
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy