I've learnt so much from reading this forum so I'm hoping someone out there might be able to help with this.
When you run are you supposed to push off with the toes of your trailing leg?
I ask because the running action doesn't come naturally to me. I had to relearn how to walk many years ago after being paralysed by a neurological condition and I've come to rely on my big muscles as they recovered much faster eg when going upstairs I use my quads to pull me up without any helpful toe pushing from the lower leg if that makes sense.
Today I did about 30seconds of running concentrating on pushing off with my back leg and it was amazing. I felt like I was flying along like a bounding gazelle (probably looked more like a pogoing elephant!) and runkeeper put my speed at 7.56 rather than the usual 9.10 ish I manage. Is that how how you're supposed to do it?