Running is a very complex sport. People think sprinting is just look ahead and run forward, well basically it is but here’s the thing. Everyone has their very own body mechanics.
This will factor in how they will actually achieve that kind of running. Your body mechanics will determine if you’re wasting energy when running or you’re slower than others.
Safe to say, everyone is different, so you don’t have to worry about being the only odd one out
For me, I’ve this tendency to shake my head, bobbing up and down plus my body sway side to side too much. And I tend to sink-in when i run
Although I’ve cut down alot on that head shaking these few years but the side to side swaying, little progress there. There’s some progress but I’m still wasting energy swaying side to side when running. Also gotta work on my hips more, so as I don’t sink-in when I run.
I think basically because I was in dragonboat before taking up running, there’s a need to use my back & shoulder muscle alot for rowing. Thus my upper body is more developed and bigger than my legs then. But now it’s more proportional of course, if not I’ll look retarded.
Talking about dragonboat, going off topic awhile, I find it so so funny and hilarious to see ‘chicken legs’ on dragon boaters. I don’t know why these gorillas like to train their upper body only and neglect their legs. They got chop stick legs. Just observe aite!
Anyway back to your running mechanics, it’s good to ask your friends to observe how you run. Then proceed from there on how to improve yourself. By doing so, you’ll be running efficient, waste less energy and running faster!
It’s those little things during training that you could do …