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runnerjae Asked
QuestionHi! How long have you been running? And what are your PRs? Answer

Hi Runnerjae. Thanks for asking! I’ve been running a little over 8 years. Started late in life. I’m pretty average in speed, but ok for an older feller. My PRs are 22:30 for a 5K, about 37:30 for an 8K, 49 plus for a 10K, & 1:49:30 for a half marathon. How about you?

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surfnrunnr:

The Best Running Form! 

I saw this posted at the SF Marathon Expo and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I realized that I tend to “sit in the bucket” and favor heelstriking. From now on, I’m going to try standing taller with a slight forward lean. This encourages a midfoot strike as well! Hopefully this will prevent injuries and allow me to run faster with less effort. I read somewhere that, "running is like controlled falling." That’s why you want to have a slight forward lean. You can read more here: http://www.runningplanet.com/training/running-form.html


Poor Form (Sitting in the Bucket): 

  • Body vertical. 
  • Foot lands in front of body
  • Reaching forward with legs and arms
  • Ankle flexed up
  • Heelstrike and tight shins
  • Collapsing at the core
  • Hips behind heel strike
  • Long stride

Nice Form 

  1. Body aligned
  2. Slight forward lean 
  3. Midfoot strike
  4. Stride opens behind
  5. Midfoot landing

So now you have lots of think about while you’re out running those long miles! Happy running (or working out in general) =) 

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steveinaspeedo:

FINALLY!

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Why track stars should be cops.

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Why track stars should be cops.

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runningxctf:

I live for the 4:30 a.m. runs before school, where I feel like I’m the only person in the world as I’m running mile after mile just watching the sunrise. Or the late night runs in the winter where all you hear is the crunching of snow and your breath, and all you feel is the flakes hitting your…

wow I want to get back to this feeling

"I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together."
— Haruki Murakami  (via tothemarathonandback)

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"You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway."
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