Running style

running style

I like to check out other runners. And since they always run right past me, leaving me to eat their dust, I have ample opportunity.

Running style

First I check out the way they put their feet down. Do they pronate excessively? And if so, could they be wearing the wrong shoes? Then my eyes wander up to their shoulders: are they relaxed or having a nice visit with the ears?


But my favourites are the arms. Yesterday I saw a male runner boxing several rounds with an imaginary assailant, and another guy was frantically drying some dishes.

Attention to my body

And after checking my fellow runners out, I turn my attention to my own body. I relax my shoulders, and make sure my arms don't do any funny business. Because some examples inspire you to do things different!

Like Phoebe from Friends!

Do you check out other runners?
Are you aware of your own running style?


Thrift Schooling said...

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Anonymous said...

I totally check out other runners. I feel like we are kindred spirits. It makes me feel better that they aren't all speed runners.

Anonymous said...

Yup. I constantly look at other peoples form. esp because that was my main cause of injury.

Heather said...

Love Phoebe!!

I cross over completely with my arms in front of my body. I am sure it is super effecient. Yesterday I saw a full shadow side view of my running. It made me want to quit!!

Heather Jones said...

Ha ha!! Phoebe is hilarious! "Frantically drying dishes" I wonder what the heck that would look like!
I hope my running style isn't as wild...I have to get back to running when the baby comes, but hopefully I'm the laid back relaxed runner type.

I am a new follower from the Monday Mingle, I am following you on Networked Blogs. I'd love for you to check my blog out sometime. Have a great Monday!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

JC said...

Hello, I found you blog on the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop & I'm a new GFC follower :)

I can't run at all lol

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

LOL @ Phoebe! My running style is just plain slow.

I am a new follower from the Tuesday Tag Blog Hop. I would love a follow back at

PaulaShort said...

I'm not a runner but I understand what you're saying. And I absolutely love Phoebe and her running style.
Thanks so much for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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