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Running Technique

Wigan 10K  2023

How to improve your running technique

Running technique plays a crucial role in preventing injuries and improving performance.

 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

 

1. Posture: Maintain an upright posture with your head aligned with your spine. Avoid slouching or leaning forward too much.

 

2. Footstrike: Aim for a midfoot strike, where your foot lands beneath your body, rather than heel-striking or landing on your toes.

 

3. Cadence: Strive for a quick turnover rate or cadence. Aim for around 180 steps per minute, which can help reduce the risk of overstriding.

 

4. Arm Swing: Keep your arms relaxed and bent at a 90-degree angle. Swing them back and forth in sync with your stride, but avoid crossing them over your body.

 

5. Breathing: Breathe deeply and rhythmically, focusing on exhaling fully to help maintain a steady oxygen supply.

 

Happy running!

Remember

Remember, improving your technique takes time, patience, and consistent effort.

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