How to Know If Your Running Form is Good

Come on, we're aaaall thinking it.

All wondering it.

We ALL have that inner dialogue:

Am I doing this right? How do I know if my form is any good?...or bad?? What am I even looking for? How is running so complicated?

That brings up another elephant in the room.

Why are there so many different running form gurus?

"Why is this so overwhelming? Have I messed myself up that badly because I'm running "wrong"? How do I actually translate what I'm reading into real-life running?"

(Not gonna lie, at this point I get too frustrated and say "whatever", aggressively slip on my running shoes, and head out the door. You all have much more patience than I do sometimes.)

Another honest moment: tracking down running form research papers is a….bear. You'd *think* there'd be a clear-cut article out there that says: THIS IS IT! THIS is the GOLD STANDARD! Run like THIS!

Nope.

Nope.

Nope-ity nope nope.

Or maybe I just don't know how to use google scholar and pubmed and…you get it.

But yes, enter *more* frustration trying to find the answers to your very logical, very understandable, and actually SUPER important question: how do I know if my running form is good and if I need to change something?