Good running form

Over Thanksgiving I found myself talking about running quite often with family members who wanted to know how my running was going. (Short answer: great, but I’m easing into my new minimalist shoes SLOWLY.) Most were surprised to hear that after foot injury I’d decided to switch to LESS shoe rather than one with more padding. Why use barefoot-type shoes?  Because they encourage better running form.  Here’s a great article explaining why good form makes a difference.

After you’ve read the article, just for fun come back and look at the picture above again and tell me if you notice anything new. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) I’m not an expert, and I’m certainly not claiming a single snapshot can distinguish between good and bad form.  But the more I learn, the more fascinated I become with pictures of people running.


  1. I think I see my bare foot just right of the middle behind “black shorts/red t-shirt”! Is this the beginning of the Harvest Classic 2011?

  2. vibrams? I’m going to get some moccasins for MN winter running!

  3. What catches my eye is the soles of some people’s feet. Makes me think they might be heel-landing.

  4. Fascinating! Thanks! (Just bought that guy’s book on Kindle for $2.99)

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