Wanted to introduce myself, i'm new to this forum
I've been running for about a year and a half. In the early days I went from one injury to the next, and I put this down to my running shoes. I had runners knee, hip problems, back problems, tfl issues etc.
After trying several shoes and seeing no improvements, I started to look at running form. I took a slow motion video of myself by leaving my phone on a park bench, and ran past it. I was heel striking so hard, it was obvious my feet were landing in front of me. I watched a load of running form videos, and tried to adjust my running form (it's really difficult and feels unnatural to consciously adjust your running form!)
but one thing has worked for me... and I've not had any injuries since (touch wood). I've increased my cadence (steps per minute) and reduced my stride length. This was noticable most on a treadmill, i used to clomp along and now i'm quite quiet even with my almost 14 stone 6 ft 3 frame. This has allowed me to slowly up my distance without injury and many other posture problems have since corrected themselves.
So for me my breathrough is changing my running cadence.
Would love to hear yours.