Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Don’t Think Too Hard About Your Running Form"

Absolutely right.

The most illuminating moment I had concerning running form was when I got lost on a trail run, and had to get back in the dark.

It turned out running in the dark was easier than walking, and the fact that I couldn't see what I was stepping on in my Vibram FiveFingers made it easier, not harder.

I realized my brain was just interfering with my body, like an annoying backseat driver.

One it was forced by blindness to shut up, things went much more smoothly .