I have to write this movement analysis of running for a class and I was wondering if I was forgetting something. It is sometimes hard to write something like that that you just take for granted as second nature.
When running the primary movements are focused on being as close to 100% in the sagittal plane as possible. The leg movements start with the raising of the leg and pulling of it forward, the foot should be dorsiflexed in order to shorten the lever arm and quicken the stride. When the leg is pulled forward completely it should start to come down beneath the runner landing on the midfoot and pushing off. The hips should be tucked underneath the shoulders and the arms should move from belt line to nipple height in the sagittal plan opposite of the forward leg.