Running Form Revisited.

There are many different styles of running form. For example how your legs, hips, knees move through the action and how your foot lands, transfers load and pushes off again.

Biomechanics of skeletal and joint structures have been endlessly studied through gait analysis. IF joints are stressed too much or too long they will eventually become painful which, over time, could lead to break down.

Joint break down could stop you from running so it’s important to keep them happy by not continuously over stressing them.

I’ve met many people over the years who have told me, “I stopped running because my knee (or other joint) wore out.” They felt the initial pains but were unable to rectify what ever the problem was or continued to stress their joint(s).

Not everyone can run with “correct biomechanical form” because our bodies are not “manufactured to be factory perfect”. Therefore we have to do the best with what we’ve got. IF you can’t run with what is considered GOOD FORM don’t worry about it. The most important thing is that you can run PAIN FREE.

If you run pain free you are not over stressing your joints and less likely to wear them out.