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Archive for Running Form Tips


January 22nd, 2013

Running Form Tips: Head Tilt

Looking at FeetBelieve it or not, adjusting your head tilt can make an impact on your form. Now, an adjustment like this isn’t going to magically shave 30 minutes off your marathon time, but it is an important component of good form and does affect how you run. Here are some quick tips to improve it. 

  1. Don’t look at your feet.
  2. If you get tired, don’t throw your head back gasping for air (you know exactly what I’m talking about!) Click to continue reading…
October 2nd, 2012

Running Form Tips – Lean

Runner @ Hyde Park Leaning forward can make an immediate impact on your running form, in a very positive way. Here are some quick tips to improve your lean.

  1. Keep your back straight (refer to our torso tips).
  2. Lean forward at the ankles, not the waist. Click to continue reading…
July 13th, 2012

Running Form Tips – Torso

Tips For Your Torso

Use these quick tips to make immediate improvements to your running form!

  1. Keep your back straight. Do not bend it. Stand tall.
  2. “Straight” does not mean “vertical”. Your back needs to be flat, but you should be leaning slightly forward from the ankles.
  3. Do not tense your back. Keep it straight, but not tense. Relax. Click to continue reading…
May 25th, 2012

Running Form Tips – Posture: Hip Location

Hips and Posture

Use these quick tips to make immediate improvements to your running form!

  1. Do not bend the small of your back. Stand tall.
  2. Keep your hips relaxed. This may be difficult but it’s possible and if you need to practice, do so. Click to continue reading…
April 27th, 2012

Running Form Tips: Cadence and Stride

Cadence and Stride

Use these quick tips to make immediate improvements to your running form!

  1. You’re probably over striding. Especially if you’ve never thought about or practiced your running form before. Shorten your stride. Just do it.
  2. Shoot for 180 strides per minute. Yes, that many. I’ve heard the optimal number is 182, but I’ve never gotten a good explanation of why exactly 182 is “perfect”. Anything around 180 is fine. Click to continue reading…