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8/5/11 2:21 P

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My thoughts exactly!

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8/5/11 9:17 A

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Sounds a whole lot like Chi Running!

Kimberlee

‘Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu..

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8/5/11 8:16 A

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Actually, I wish I were doing more of these (land too far back toward my heel right now). I agree with the length of the stride and the types of shoes - looks like GREAT advice to me! emoticon

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This article was written by Jessica Smith and appeared in SHAPE and Active. Some sound advice that might stir a discussion.

Don't Run Heel First:
*Heel landing can contribute to back and knee pain.

Don't use a Long Stride:
*Stand tall and lean forward until you feel like you are going to fall, step forward to catch yourself. This should be the length of your stride.

Do Take Short Effective Strides:
*Less motion throught the joints means less wear and tear and improved efficiency.

Don't Wear Shoes That are Too Comfortable:
*Too much shoe support from external sources means you will lose some of the body support you naturally have.

Do Invest in Barefoot Running Shoes:
*Start out slowly and give your feet and ankles time to strengthen.

Don't Run as Hard as You Can:
*Slow down to learn how to run faster and further.

Don't Get Stuck on the Odometer:
*Track time and intensity to check your progress.

Do Run for Time:
*Try to improve covering the same distance in less time.

I realize that you might not agree with the above statements and that is certainly okay. Training has to happen and so do injuries if you are not careful. As always the information above is meant as food for thought.




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