My running form is far from perfect; I have a choppy stride and my upper body twists too much. Over the years, I’ve tried to correct my upper body twist; I’ve strengthened my back and focused on swinging my arms forward. The only result has been some really uncomfortable runs that felt far from natural. I don’t bother with my form anymore; I keep my core strong, my mileage consistent and embrace the fact that I am a T-Rex runner. That’s why this video was so amazing to me; from the 10,000 meter Olympic Trials, it shows that the form of even elite runners varies from person to person. Some people strike on their midfoot, some way back on their heels. Some pronate significantly, some are neutral. And all are incredibly successful.
Thanks to Christine for sharing!