Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chapter 8 – The Running Stride and Running Form

Chapter 8 of Tread Lightly examines aspects of running form other than foot strike. In particular we focus on stride length and why we feel that to avoid overstriding might be the single best piece of advice that we can give runners when it comes to running form. In this chapter we examine:

  • How running form changes in barefoot runners
  • The components of the running stride
  • Historical viewpoints on optimal stride length
  • What is overstriding?
  • What modern science tells us about how stride length relates to joint loading
  • Relationship between stride length and running efficiency
  • Running form above the legs

Useful ancillary resources for Chapter 8 include:

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