These days, there’s a lot of discussion and investigation surrounding proper running form, and more people than ever are trying to fix their form in ways such as Minimalism and Chi Running, each of which has its converts. BUT... how do you know if your form needs fixing?
Tips for running efficiency: Form = Function Run farther, not harder
In most cases, if you are running comfortably, at the pace and distance you desire, and remain injury free, there may be no reason to fix what is not broken. There are a number of world-class runners that display what some would consider as improper form, however, go the time and distance without consequence. Despite all this chatter, one thing remains... there has not been any definitive answer nor one size fits all style to running form that proves 100% across the board. Despite, analytics abound, and a number of experts have identified mistakes in running form and how to address the flaws. The following tips should help to prevent injury and keep you in stride. But... a word to the wise... Making a radical change to your form without giving your body a chance to just will render are you injured and off the pavement.