Sue, Very Simple Running Form Tip Sunbeam 2/7/07 12:20:01 PM ET
If you keep your toes loose and make certain that your front foot strike is straight ahead in line with your body, everything else falls into place naturally.
Always do about 30 simple V situps both before and after a run. The simplicity and versatility of the sit up has been lost in the more complicated repitoire of other stretch exercises. One good way to do sit ups is to do them laying on the width (rather than sleeping length) of the bed with your head and feet a bit over the sides ~ adds a bit of cushion as well as resistance to the sit up .... and stay loose while doing the sit ups. Sit ups stretch a lot of different key muscles/tendons/ligaments while at the same time strengthening the core. Hope that you do not mind the hijack, but these simple things work.