Welcome to USAF Efficient Running

John F Kennedy over 40 years ago outlined the current challenge to family fitness and gave us the solution.

"Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security"
"We do not want in the United States a nation of spectators. We want a nation of participants in the vigorous life. This is not a matter which can be settled, of course, from Washington. It is really a matter which starts with each individual family..."

Thank you for the opportunity to share advice and experience with fellow runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts. If you are training for an event, striving to improve your health and fitness, desire to experience less discomfort in your endurance activity - then read on. Although this article focuses mostly on running, the principles apply to all endurance activity as well as overall health. Most of us understand you must train if you wish to run well and for greater distances. What is mostly ignored in running are the principles and the concept of practice. Imagine if you take up golf and were told to get buckets of balls and each week hit more balls harder in hope that the result would be effortless and precise rounds of golf. Or you desire to finish a triathlon with limited swim skills and hope to get better in the water just by fighting it harder each day. Seems crazy for these sports, yet we allow runners to "just go run" with more and harder miles until something breaks down.

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