The common concept of the “Running Form” is
- Upright postural alignment with slight forward tilt
- Compact arm swing
- Short Strides
- Cadence of 180 steps or higher per minute
- Runners with an arched lower back put their body weight too far back.
- Run in lighter shoes with a flatter heel-toe ramp to help run in a more upright and slightly forward-leaning posture.
2. Land close to your body.
- Don’t over-stride!! Shorten your strides and increase your cadence.
3. Vary the surfaces you run on.
- Your body learns how to land on surfaces that aren’t flat and smooth. Try running on the grass outside rather than the concrete sidewalk.
4. Run softly.
- This is for you, heel-strikers! Little impact force with light foot-strikes is KEY!
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Happy Run, friends!