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Your core mucles and visceral fat exist to protect your organs. To run and deliberately ignore your body's natural reaction to tighten up your abdominals would be like stripping your car of its shocks/struts. You want the brace of the muscles, but it also gives you traction move forward. Aim for maximum strides AND height if you can do both. Propelling power ...
Big tip! Focusing on lifting your legs with your core helps me when doing half or full marathons. It is really hard to begin doing it, but after a couple of runs, it became natural to me. Also, doing what feels comfortable during long runs is usually what you should be doing. GOOD LUCK!
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