Running for Beginners, pt. 2 by Sue Bary, Certified Health Coach

Look Ahead Your eyes should be focused on the ground about 10-20 feet ahead of you. Don’t stare at your feet. Not only is this proper running form, but it’s also a safer way to run because you can see what’s coming.

How Your Foot Should Land There are various different ways of running, however, with beginner running, I find it best to just start with the basics. (If you find you wish to continue with your running later on, we can then look at different techniques.) When your foot first touches the ground, the middle of your foot should be the first to land on the ground, then roll through to the front of your toes.

Keep Your Feet Pointed Straight Ahead Make sure your toes are pointed in the direction you want to go. Running with your feet pointed in or out could lead to running injuries.

Where Should Your Arms be?

 

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