Is there a rules thread to go with this?
Asking for a friend who owns an elliptical....
I think that's a no to elliptical
Both feet need to leave the medium you are landing on and be in the air during every stride if not that does not count as running.
This is correct. Both feet have to leave the medium you are landing on during every stride.....does not matter if you land on pavement, sand, snow, gravel, treadmill deck, a boardwalk, a concrete runway outsprinting an F-18 with F404 turbofans or if you are running in the Kentucky Derby on mud trying to win the triple crown....you need to take flight on every stride. Heck, you can include water running if your entire body launches out of the water, leaves the water, is suspended in air and then you come back down on the water. If you are Jesus, you would not sink and just launch into the next stride....the rest of us will sink making it harder to launch into the air on the next stride.
Seriously, we all know what real running is. If you have to ask if what you were doing is running good chance it is not. It's like what I told my son when he was 7....if you have to ask me for permission for something you think might transgress family rules/values, you probably don't have to ask because you already know yourself what the answer is. He's 21 now and it's work pretty good. . Just do real running and it does not matter what surface you are on and what you are wearing on your feet (spikes, hokas, snowshoes, studded screws on your Newtons to run on ice....we don't care....just run dammit)!!!!
Now where is the festivus pole? I got the soup Nazi coming over this afternoon if you guys get out of line. Gotta go prepare for some VC meetings. If I am successful, then this place will have to police itself during 100/100....if I fail, I will have a ton of time to be a pain in the butt....hopefully you don't have to air the grievance that I have too much time to devote around here!