for improving this form, eric told me to work on:
" lift your knees higher (forward) which will drive the weight baring leg into the ground for power! Do not focus on pushing off BACKWARDS, but driving the knee forward and up slightly and quickly as you can after foot strike."
a way for me to figure out how to do that, eric advised: "run fast IN PLACE and notice how you naturally drive the knees forward and up…not back. Notice how this is the case regardless of how fast or slow you run in place. The only thing that changes when running forward is a natural body lean, that you should NOT have to think about."
and i'm making good progress on this: "Your foot strike was excellent."
thanks eric for taking the time to critique my 'latest' form!! (hope you don't mind me posting this up as it's a part of my personal coaching.)