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It’s best to think of proper running form “from top to bottom”.

•        Hold you head still and keep your face relaxed;

•        Look at the ground, about 15-20 yards ahead of you;

•        Keep your elbows loosely bent—your hands should be about waist-high;

•        Keep your arm swing going straight forward and back – don’t let your arms come across your body;

•        During longer distances, your hands should only “travel” about 12 inches;

•        Minimize your gait (the distance between your knees at full stride);

•        Your feet should strike the ground on the outside middle (not the heel), and your weight should then
immediately roll forward toward your toes.

Good Habits come with lots of practice – take inventory of your running posture consistently, and stay
focused – “from top to bottom”.
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