This is the saying that is universally recognised. But this morning I found that it also had a lot of relevance for runners to.
A friend and I were out in the park doing our normal 14k Monday run when we spotted a rather portly chap with an awkward looking running style. Following a quick chat between us, we had universally agreed that his style had to be some sort of hindrance to his running.
Nevertheless we could not have been more wrong as he closed in on us from behind and was then gone like a rocket. Sure we weren't going particularly quickly, but it did shock me to hear afterwards that that bloke regularly broke 3 hours with that stance and just proved to me again the old adage that if something is working for you and you are not getting injured frequently (which this stride was for him) then there is no reason to change it.
Sure perhaps some style correction may have helped a little, but in many cases it is probably not warranted.
Running together (while not judging on appearance) , stride for stride on a life changing ride! -- Sean Muller