Good Form Will Carry You Through®

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Sweating the Small Stuff Can Key Improvement

By on 03/20/2013 in Running

Good form will carry you through℠

Good form will carry you through℠

Minor corrections in running form often enhance performance and can help runners achieve a PR.

If you’ve been running for a while, and the improvement has started to taper, or even if you’re slipping a little, you may need to sweat the small stuff.

All runners reach certain points when personal records (PRs) seem tough to come by. Many new runners hit a plateau after a while, and it comes as a shock to some of us. Added endurance allows many new runners to increase training, which in turn leads to better performance. But when they hit that plateau, if they have paid little attention to proper running form and techniques, they may not know what to do.

If you’ve hit a plateau, it may be that your past PRs have clouded inefficiencies in running.

If you are stumped, a session with a coach would be helpful to review running form.

That coach may want to capture a video to analyze and provide objective criteria on how to improve form. A video can show inefficiencies in the runner’s gait: body position, footstrike or arm carriage, which can be tweaked a bit.

Even very fast runners are surprised at how little inefficiencies affect performance. Minor corrections in running form often enhance performance and can help runners achieve a PR.

Remember, good form will carry you through℠.

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