Nothing new under the sun

Lately, runners have been inundated with advice regarding their running form.  With the correct form, you can run faster and injury free, or so they say.  There’s Chi Running, the Pose method, barefoot running ( with “barefoot shoes”) and more.  But if you think all this talk about running form is anything new, let me show you this clip from famed running coach Percy Cerutty, from the April 1962 Long Distance Log:

Paul Cerruty Apr 62 LDL

You know what else hasn’t changed?  There’s always someone trying to make a buck by selling their “secret”.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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