This column from last week's New York Times tracks a study that tries to zero in on what creates the rare runner who hasn't suffered a running injury. Researchers followed 249 runners for a year, running on a track that measures how hard they hit the ground when they run. Over the course of a year, those who "pound" the track LIGHTEST were the least injured in the group. Toward the end of the post, we are invited to "consciously think about a soft landing", and to visualize "running on eggshells" or "water striding".
Give it a try next time you're out for a run... ask yourself, "What would be softer?"
With the Trager Approach, you learn to feel what soft and light feels like in your body. That gives your nervous system a sort of blueprint making it easier and easier to elicit that feeling when you need it - like during your next run.
Here's the link, why-we-get-running-injuries-and-how-to-prevent-them
I know that a lot of you are runners - I'd love to hear your thoughts. Be well.