Running Style

Changing your running style

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04/06/2010 at 19:15

Hi.

 I'm a marathon virgin hoping to do the virgin( london) marathon...I'm building my miles slowly but have realised i run on the balls of my feet which obviously puts huge strain on my calfs......

Has anyone had to alter their running style to accomodate the longer distances!!!

 Is there a proven way of changing your running style?

Is it easy or even possible?

Anyway, any thoughts warmly welcomed.

 Glen Rudkin

PS sorry if i'm on the wrong forum. 

04/06/2010 at 21:41
Yes you can change your running form.
But as a gross generalisation, landing on your balls is more often associate with a good running style than a poor one.
When you say run on your balls, does your heel touch the ground at all, or is it a case of the ball of the foot touching the ground first followed by the heel touching afterwards.
Have a google of POSE running, chi running or evolution running styles for some ideas.

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