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  • verb Present participle of overstride.


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  • A review of those footprints in the virgin sand may reveal that you are under- or overstriding, that you are landing on your toes or heels rather than the midfoot, or that your feet are rolling inward or outward with each stride.

    Long May You Run Chris Cooper 2010

  • It can also be caused by heel striking while overstriding or running downhill.

    ChiRunning Danny Dreyer 2009

  • If done repeatedly as in downhill running or overstriding, the fascia that connects your shin muscle to the bone can actually get pulled loose from the bone and inflamed.

    ChiRunning Danny Dreyer 2009

  • Schlentz pointers: (1) swing your arms low, at the waist, to prevent knees from rising too high, resulting in overstriding; (2) move your arms up and back with elbows at a 90-degree angle, for faster leg movement; (3) keep shoulders relaxed, so the entire body is relaxed and flowing; and (4) keep shoulders quiet, as opposed to turning them back and forth, which wastes energy and brings hands inward, hindering breathing.

    Young Runners Marc Bloom 2009

  • I can see if he is fast or overstriding or if he is trying to kill it as opposed to his normal rhythm.

    Seahawks still trying to recapture magic of 2005 2007

  • Another way to prevent overstriding is to count strides per minute, a remedy at New Yorks Hilton High in the Rochester area, 2005 national girls cross-country champion.

    Young Runners Marc Bloom 2009

  • If this is going on for you, its generally because your foot is striking in front of you and youre overstriding, pulling yourself forward with each step.

    ChiRunning Danny Dreyer 2009

  • Szczepanik says that runners with lower counts, say, around 80, tend to get more injuries because theyre in the air longer, overstriding, and strike the ground harder with each stride.

    Young Runners Marc Bloom 2009

  • Westhoff agreed with Weatherford who said he may have just been overstriding trying for a big play.

    NY Daily News 2011

  • He began running barefoot in October of that year because he learned that running barefoot encourages proper foot strike, thereby alleviating knee problems by not overstriding. Front Page 2010


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