Originally Posted by archiesdad
read quite abit about pose and chi running as well as julian goater's book on running form. the reading bit is the easy bit!!
Reading about it is much easier granted, but telling someone to change something as ingrained as their running style and then not providing more advice and progressive feedback is also very easy!
I think the most important factor is to make sure your foot is landing directly below your centre of mass, not infront of it whereby you're 'putting on the brakes'.
I only got the hang of it after doing sprints with no footwear, i chose hard sand at low tide but concrete is fine as long as you watch out for glass and shards of wheel trims..
After that is was just a case of taking smaller strides and now I'm doing 5ks with quicker and quicker times, I love running now and I think thats completely down to the fact that I got better at it, and I don't get stupid niggly injuries in my shins and calves.