Some days you go running to work on your speed by running fast. Some days you work on your endurance by running for a long time. Today's goal was to run just to be a runner. No distance in mind; no speed in mind.
The only thing that I kept thinking about was my form. I went over to A Quest for Running Perfection the other night and Danny posted a video about running economy. No, it doesn't have anything to do with finance. It has a lot to do with form.
I watched the video about Shalane Flanagan and then when it finished, the same company had a video about Chris Solinsky. They think with their techniques, they could put these runners at the top of the world and not just the United States.
The microfibers they are talking about in the videos is called muscle fibrosis. Yes, I googled it and read a few articles. Very interesting stuff. It appears to be cutting edge techniques in physical therapy and of course, they aren't going to tell you how to go about curing this condition on your own. Not even a clue.
I don't know how to cure muscle fibrosis, but I can work on my form. I only ran 2.5 miles this afternoon, but I kept reminding myself not to slack off and jog the whole thing. My brain had to keep reminding my body to lean forward, lift my knees, push off and try not to bounce much. It was a short run that I finished in just under 20 minutes, but it felt really good. I felt very efficient. Economic, if you will.