hi NettyBetty! my tips are this..
think of your body as a string while running and you are holding that string over head and the string stays relaxed and straight with all body parts are in alignment.
from the head...relaxed over shoulders..
shoulder are relaxed and pulled back, chest is high..(Chest droops no oxygen coming in) *faint*
chest is aligned over your hips..
hips are aligned over knees and knees are aligned over feet, knees are relaxed as you run...
arm swing , I think of holding eggs as I run, squeeze to hard you will break so relaxed hands, and then think of your arms as pulling cables...not swinging across, and then pull elbows back 90 degree, arms don't hang past hips, but at your sides...
now feet, landing softly, I try to land on the center of my feet so not pounding heels, and not running on toes...slight lean forward .....
breathing I really can't tell you that but just run in relaxed state I think I have a 2/2 cadence 2 breath in and 2 out, I also heard your lips should look like you are whistling...(if anyone can add to that?)but I do notice I do this naturally....while running I do a mile check every mile I check my form mentally...I hope this helps NettyBetty and I know everyone here will add to this you will get the best running advise right here.
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