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REDDIERAZORBACK Posts: 700
5/18/12 2:42 P

OBIESMOM2 that's me. How did you know. Now that's funny. I had never seen that. Very funny. Thanks for the laugh.

FITFABME2 Posts: 3,944
5/18/12 1:41 P

me too!

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5/18/12 1:28 P

now I'm picturing REDDIERAZORBACK running Phoebe style
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfaztVg4kaA
I can't access YouTube from work, but I think that's the clip

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LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 56,340
5/18/12 11:15 A

You are probably doing it right.

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07SOJO Posts: 1,648
5/18/12 11:12 A

I know nothing about running styles but maybe that's just the unique you. Unless it's hurting your body by running your way, I wouldn't worry about it.

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BOOKADDICTION SparkPoints: (13,035)
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5/18/12 8:32 A

Check out your local non-chain running store. Many of them offer free gait analysis and are staffed by runners. They might be able to offer you some free advice. If not, they usually have loads of info about local running groups and meet ups. Good luck!

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
5/18/12 8:17 A

If there are no running coaches, perhaps a physiotherapist may help analyze what could be done better.

I went from nothing to running by doing the Couch to 5K (I cannot remember, but it might be on the Runner's World site). However, I did it to join the military, and there's no guarantee that I was doing it correctly, form-wise.

ANARIE Posts: 12,555
5/15/12 10:00 P

Of course you can learn better form. Google the name of your city/town and "running coach," "running group," "running club," etc. Most medium to large cities have a lot of people who know how to teach you to run more smoothly, and it usually only takes a few hours of inexpensive lessons.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (377,530)
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5/15/12 9:17 P

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REDDIERAZORBACK Posts: 700
5/15/12 9:07 P

I have an awkward running style. It just doesn't feel or look right. I have no rhythm. Any advice on how to improve it. I have been this way for 44 years and I just wondered if an old dog could learn new tricks.

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