Misconceptions About Runs It is often wrongly assumed by many novice animators that a run is merely a faster
version of a walk. Nothing could be farther from the truth! If you look carefully at a run in
slow motion you will note one major difference between a run and a walk. With a run both feet come off the ground at a certain part in the action, whereas with a walk one foot is
always in contact with the ground at any moment in time. Indeed, this is the definition
of a run put out by all the race walking associations-that a walk becomes a run (and is
therefore disqualified) if both feet do indeed come off the ground at the same time!