Yeah, I'm trying really hard to change my mechanics, I just don't know enough about coaching running form, and as always it's tricky to try to self coach. I will try to focus more on running silent.
Just a weird observation, I don't know if this "causes" my crappy form, but my low back gets very tight when I run, to the point where it's actually a bit painful. I would assume this is probably tight quads. Would stretching my quads out more correct my running at all or is it just going to make me step that much further out in front?
I also read that running stairs can help to shorten your stride.