Tag Archives: running form

How do you view yourself as a runner?

Recently I did a little sketch of a male and female runner together. While drawing it, I was thinking about the runners I know that have the best form, at full speed. As a lifelong artist, I have always enjoyed … Continue reading

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Learning to smile on the hills

Yesterday we ran 10 miles in the Morton Arboretum, a hilly landscape in suburban Chicago. There aren’t than many places in northeastern Illinois where you get a set of hills so close together. The Arb cover a series of glacial … Continue reading

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A little bit of crazy

Walking into the indoor track this morning, I witnessed one of the gals being trained for running form pull over in a series of halting steps and lean down either to catch her breath or deal with whatever pain was … Continue reading

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Heel strikers take over local YMCA

In a bold move designed to gain attention for the lives and liberties of the running community known as “Heel Strikers,” a band of 150 Oregon runners took over a local YMCA. “We demand that our grievances be heard,” the … Continue reading

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Running Shoes and Souls: A We Run and Ride video special on biomechanics, orthotics and healthy running

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Is running form an ethos that can make all the difference in your results?

By Christopher Cudworth It is 6:00 in the morning at the Batavia (IL) High School indoor track facility. Kelly Krause is dressed in full running gear along with three of her female proteges. All are up early to work on … Continue reading

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The harsh truth about why we all get injured while running and riding, and how to fix it

By Christopher Cudworth In 1975 during my senior year in high school, a tweak of my left achilles tendon threatened to end my track season in early April. To my father’s eternal credit, he created a lift in my left … Continue reading

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Is the controversy between rear and mid foot footstrike in distance running for real?

By Christopher Cudworth Is there really controversy over the benefits of mid-foot versus rearfoot striking for distance running? Every decent distance runner knows you need to use a combination of both. You don’t sprint on your heels and the efficiency … Continue reading

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Reflections of yourself when you run and ride

Lacking the services of a good running form or riding coach, there are still things you can do to learn how your form may be affecting your fitness and speed. All it takes is a good long look at yourself … Continue reading

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Saturday Artwork: 1972 drawing of Pre from pic in Sports Illustrated

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