Weird coincidence….I was about to start a thread on running as well, but sanrensho beat me.
I lost a kind of bet on Jan 2 and I have to run a half-marathon as well, did some research, bought some books, talked to some colleagues who are serious marathon runners - and I have been bitten by the running bug, which is odd but nice.
I have not run properly for nearly 22 years, and I am slowly getting back into shape.
Race is on June 15, and up to then I am not really riding that much, with my family, veggie garden, work and other stuff.
The Person I lost my bet to has been running since last September, and first her right hip and now her right knee is troubling her, probably inflamed.
We had a chat a few days ago, and she does not believe me that it may come from an utterly wrong technique. She does not want to read anything or take a lesson at all - I can just scratch my head.
She did google some authors I mentioned (mostly Germans, she does not read English at all), and she did not think them worthwhile.
That reminded me of the thread about the death of Expertise - I eventually stopped trying to get my Point across. I finished by saying that my Joints do not hurt, my muscles do sometimes, but not my Joints and I said that I know a few serious runners who have no issues as well, she was irritated, nothing more.
How serious is proper technique for you guys?
"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer