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WONGERCHI's Photo WONGERCHI Posts: 3,889
2/10/11 2:07 P

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Tips? Only 2...

1) Footstrike should be directly underneath your body. Don't worry about what part of the foot is hitting first, just get it under you.

2) Run more miles.

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2/9/11 3:45 P

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My instructor's tip is to try to get your feet to hit the ground directly beneath you. That way you are pushing off the ground behind you when your foot leaves the ground. If your stride is making your foot land in front of your body, the force of the ground is coming back at you, slowing you down. He started talking about forces and vectors and physics and my eyes glazed over, but the simple concept made sense! Hard to change your stride though when it feels unnatural to try it a different way.

Edited by: SIXFOOT1 at: 2/11/2011 (12:28)
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2/2/11 8:18 P

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First tip helped a lot when I was running (and I use that word loosely) track in high school.
Mostly, I did field events and tried to avoid the mile warm up...

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2/1/11 3:33 P

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Never heard of the frist tip - but it sounds so simple but useful!



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2/1/11 1:36 P

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Great tips! Thanks.
I'm often guilty of #1. Often don't notice until my shoulders tell me.

Anyone else got tips to share?

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2/1/11 1:31 P

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Written by Sara Cox Landolt as a result of an interview with Paul Greer, thisarticle appears in Very easy tips!

Good form gets you to the finish line and these three tips keep you relaxed and in good form on the run.

1. Lightly press your thumb and forefinger together.
*allows you to focus
*making a fist turns into tight shoulders which tend to pull the body backward

2. Don't cross your arms across your body.
*elbows at 90 degree angle
*swing arms back to front
*arms travel up to chest and down to hip as if reaching into pocket

3. Envision yourself standing tall.
*tired, tend to slump and stride changes, stand tall

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