I ran track in high school. My event was the 800 meters (1/2 mile). This is a fast race and my running form has never really changed much. I tend to swing my arms quite vigorously and have a long stride. While this is great for speed events, it expends a lot of energy. I would not be able to maintain this running style for more than an hour. I have been focusing on keeping my posture straight, my hips forward, my arms close to my body, and have shortened my stride quite a bit. This has lessened the bounce a bit and helps me turn my legs over faster. It felt a bit awkward at first but now is beginning to feel natural. I make sure to pay attention to the runners around me. I note their form and compare it to my own.
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After living for nearly a decade in the Pacific Northwest, I now reside in Boston's South End with my beloved rescue hound, Lawson and my partner, Sean. I cook. I hoard cookbooks. I do political and marketing work. I am interested in all things trauma and survivor related. This blog begins during one of the hardest times of my life. My Mom was dying of Ovarian Cancer, and I was dealing with the traumatic fallout from a horrific stalking situation. I am one of those people who needs to sweat out pain, so I tried my hand at half marathons, a full marathon, and several triathlons. I haven't done an endurance event in a few years, but my new fitness loves are yoga and my Peloton bike (#ShazAMY_). View all posts by amypoor