Was it my running form that caused this injury? How do I improve it? What do I need to do better? Should I have Ward video tape me? Where do I send it? Should I hire a coach? Man, I really want a coach. Darn daycare expenses.
I want to have the perfect running form. When I am spectating races, especially big ones like the Boston Marathon, I am in awe watching the form of the elite and masters runners.
I would really love to attend a running form clinic. When I'm running with Ward and he starts to correct me, and I get frustrated: Lean forward, arms down.
Will I be frustrated with someone else critiquing my running form? Probably not.
Last week I made a visit to an Athletic Trainer, and he analyzed my walking gait and running. We talked about my shoes, how they wear, what shoes are best for me, and how I should focus on landing. We also talked about cadence and how to improve my cadence by shortening my stride. All good things.
That entire experience was amazing. I gained an incredible amount of knowledge from Bob. I left there really wanting to learn more about my form and how to be a better runner.
Have you ever been to a running clinic? How about an Athletic Trainer? Do you have a running coach?