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Poster: big dog
Subject: RE: Evolution Running, POSE method and Chi Running
These running techniques are geared to older runners, weekend warrior types, in an attempt to minimize injuries. They are not necessarily a more efficient way to run fast. So without more information about you personally, your age, times, race distances, etc., it's impossible to say if any of these techniques are applicable to anything you do, aside from maybe a recovery run.
This quote in the runner's world forum linked above is indicative of why you shouldn't blindly listen to the above running technique crowd, or the barefoot crowd, minimalist crowd, marathon / ultrarunner crowd: "the goal is basically, short stride, quick turnover, good posture and land under almost directly under your center of gravity."
That simply is not the "goal" of a common distance raced in meets by competitive high school to post-collegiate aged runners. You can pick it apart and argue in a vacuum that one or the other is a component of efficient running / racing form, and may help a given individual, but you cannot make a sweeping statement like that and expect a competitive mid- to distance runner or coach to take you too seriously.
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