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Monday, October 26th, 2009

5 Tips For Better Running

October 22, 2009 by Kris Jones  
Filed under Fitness

Try these tips to improve your running speed and form.

  1. Run symmetrically.  If you run favoring one side, you’ll slow down and eventually suffer a muscle imbalance.  You can practice this by running on a treadmill in front of a mirror.
  2. Breathe correctly.  Use a rhythmic pattern, breathing from your diaphragm and stay controlled in your exhale.
  3. Run upright.  Many runners slouch because their core is weak.  With a strong core, you’ll run more efficiently/ waste less energy.
  4. Don’t flex.  By relaxing the tension out of your muscles, running will come freer and easier.
  5. Run as quietly as possible.  If you hear a thud when your foot stomps the floor, you can run faster.  Switch from a loud runner to a soft runner with shorter, quicker strides.

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