Since my mega-slow parkrun last Saturday, I have been looking into chi running to try and improve my running style so I can do more with less effort. On my last run (W8R3) this seemed to be having an effect - I found running easier (although I did do some micro-walks of a few seconds each, to adjust my posture) and, when I reviewed my course and time, I found I had gone 0.5km further than on the previous 28-minute run.
On this run I went back to my original course, doing the "dog-sh1t fandango" around my little local park (see picture). I did manage to run for 30 minutes continuously - but I focused more on my posture, trying to keep my body straight and my arms and legs relaxed.
It was still hard work - but at least I was now running gently, not doing the zombie shuffle that I have been doing up to now.