Description: Proper running and walking form is essential to reduce the risk of injury. The Jeff Galloway method teaches runners to stay upright, maintain a short stride and eliminate bounce.
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Personally I don't think I run completely upright. I do just a bit of a forward lean to eliminate heel strike and to use gravity to propel your legs to move forward.
The short and smooth stride and feet low to the ground bit I do agree with. I've tried doing bigger strides and picking up my feet higher and I felt some pain on my knees and ankles when running long distances. I understand how the latter would work for most runners but sadly, it doesn't for me.
As you know, when you're running, your feet hit the ground with a force equal to or greater than three times your body weight. So, doing short strides and keeping my feet low on the ground somehow eases the pain on my joints. This is basically my running style.
- Your thoughts?
- What's your running style?