This may be an odd question from someone who has graduated a while back, but so far I've run on softish stuff. A few fast last mins on Tarmac at the end of recent runs have made me more self aware. I seem to be quite "thumpy" on the ground, and I don't want an injury come winter and pavement running.
So I decided to look up correct running techniques online. As far as I can tell I must:
Use long strides and/or use short strides
Land on my heels/ mid foot
Lift knees high/ don't lift too high
Stretch longer as get faster/ don't let feet come past knees
Argh! One bit of advice contradicts the next!
Now I'm aware you all may also use different techniques but I can't get more confused and a pattern may evolve. I know heel strike is seen as old fashioned now, but otherwise no idea how to land softly or reduce injury risk!
So - especially long term graduates - how do YOU do it?