okay, so i just got back from track today, and i’m pretty pumped because i felt faster than i ever did.
before my form was always messed up and i had always felt like something was holding me back. multiple people out of nowhere used to tell me i looked like i was trying to hard to run, and that i would be faster if i relaxed.
so i used to watch track and field videos of carl lewis and ato, etc to try and get the correct running form, but i didnt know that running is supposed to feel like an elastic bounce and not a forceful action, so in order to look just like what i saw in the videos what i was doing was reaching out, pulling myself across the ground, doing a little donkey kick in the back, then pushing my knees up like in a high knee drill. it had no flow or rhythm whatsoever because i was forcing the movements from my knee joint/quads to have good form. nobody told me that those guys form was just a result of their proper technique.
anyways, today when i was running i pushed my legs off the ground in a certain way at a certain angle and it came zooming back under me and back towards the ground and i was like “whoa!” so i kept doing it and before i knew it i was zooming down the track and it felt automatic, like my legs were working themselves and i was just telling them where to go. it felt pretty awesome to tell you the truth, and i felt like i could’ve beat anyone else out there on the track.
sorry for the long read, i tried to be descriptive, but my question is, is that the feeling you are supposed to get when you run correctly, like a marching/bouncing feeling? i know you can’t feel what i felt in my body, but is that kind of the feeling that you guys get when you are running?