This is Part 2 of a two-part Blog on the relationship between running form and footwear. Click HERE for Part 1. I have since added another blog related to how I teach folks to land midfoot. Check it out HERE and share!
My runners will be more successful at the longer distances when they're patient because they'll have better mechanics and therefore fewer injuries. Hey, they'll even be faster! It's fun to be fast! So if you are experiencing shortness of breath when correctly changing your stride, and the cadence is faster, the pace is faster, and you suddenly feel out of shape again, don't sweat it. You're now (likely) running correctly, you're running naturally, and you can now safely build toward the longer distances again.
*There are certainly more details about running form that could have been covered, like arm swing, cadence, posture, etc, but that is beyond the scope of this blog as it pertains to run shoes and the mental approach to running. Check out Part 3 HERE.