How To Improve Your Running Form
And become more efficient runner
- Relax your shoulders to allow for fluid, circular arm movements. More like you're chilling at the bar than standing in attention.
- Lean slightly forward, but make sure you aren't bending at the waist.
- Keep hands in unclinched fists, as if holding the last unbroken potato chip from the bag.
- Reduce stride length and increase stride frequency. Aim for 180 foot strikes per minute. That's the same pace as Outkast's "Hey Ya".
- Feet should land underneath the body, minimizing the heel strike.
- Swing arms back and forth, not across the body. Think choo-choo train, not the Twist.
- When running up a hill, lean into the incline, but don't hunch over at the waist. Also keep the arms moving powerfully.
- Lift knees only slightly for a more efficient stride. High knees might be a fun exercise, but not a good way to distance run.
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