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The Top 7 Tips For Good Running Form

Season 5, Ep. 7

Back when I ran track in college, I had a decent amount of raw genetic talent to run faster. But as I graduated to endurance running, my inefficient overstriding led to some serious knee injuries. Imagine how fast I could have been if I actually focused on my form.


In the 80s it was mostly thought good running form was a natural talent and not a skill to be worked at and acquired. If you compare my run form from now to 20 years ago it's a world of difference.


Learn the 7 best tips to run your fastest and avoid injuries.


What You’ll learn

7 Tips for Good Running Form: Posture,Foot plant, Stride length, Arm swing, Cadence, Core, Perfection


Episode Question - Who has the best run form Mo Farah or Kipchogee?


Episode Quotes
  • Make sure your foot land behind the knee. If not it's a hip operation waiting to happen
  • If your form works you don't need to change it. If you're getting injured or want to run efficient, then look at the better form
  • Hitting the ground isn't what we want - We want to be up in the air for as much as possible
  • Anyone that overstrides and lands with the foot in front of the knee, is braking and accelerating and this is a very inefficient way of running.
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