My instructor's tip is to try to get your feet to hit the ground directly beneath you. That way you are pushing off the ground behind you when your foot leaves the ground. If your stride is making your foot land in front of your body, the force of the ground is coming back at you, slowing you down. He started talking about forces and vectors and physics and my eyes glazed over, but the simple concept made sense! Hard to change your stride though when it feels unnatural to try it a different way.
Edited by: SIXFOOT1 at: 2/11/2011 (12:28)
Personal Best 5k Time: 28:02-Don't Run with Scissors-Mar 20, 2010
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