3 quick tips on how to check your running form

3 quick tips on checking your running form

When it comes to the perfect running form, there’s lots of different advice out there. From running tall or not running tall, to listening to your natural running form it can be difficult to know where to start, or even what you’re doing wrong in the first place.

Unfortunately, not all runners have the luxury of visiting a running coach to seek advice on running form, and if you’re not running with someone, it’s hard to know if your form is a little off or profoundly wrong. These tips can help:

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1. Video yourself

Record 60 seconds on a treadmill. Note your posture, arm swing, kick and where your foot hits the ground to identify weaknesses.

2. Check race photos

As unflattering as they might be, compare photos from the beginning, middle and near the end of the race to see when the fatigue hits and how it affects your stride.

3. Run downhill

Gravity makes you lean, so if you’re a very upright runner, logging extra downhill can help remind your body how running at a slight angle should feel.