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Definitions of running (was RE: RE: Complaining)
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> David Marjanovic
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:58 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Aw: RE: Complaining
> > Since when did a full-suspension phase qualify as a "true run"?
> ...What? I thought "all fours off the ground at the same time" is the _most_
> restrictive definition of "run" out there?
Actually, it WAS the most traditional definition.
But the current definition is a dynamic one: running requires a compliant gait
(that is, the limb is most compressed at the midpoint of the stride). Compare
walking and jogging in place at exactly the same pace to understand the
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