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Lookin’ Good! Improving Your Running Form – Fit Tips from Carol


A great way to improve your running is by working on your running form. While we are all perfect, our bodies are not symmetrical. Knowing that, no one is going to run like anyone else, but each of us can improve and make our form more efficient.

One way to enhance your running form is by doing running drills at least two times per week. Drills are an exaggerated movement that uses your full range of motion. Consistently doing drills builds strength and quickness, which allows you to run while using less energy, thus faster times.

Here are some running drills to help you improve your running form.

High Skips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdqzlw0ziN4

Butt Kicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aBNKhdaJhQ

Grapevines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maI6ZXtoYsA

Also, Josh Vander Wiele is hosting a free clinic, Run Faster, Easier, More Injury Free – Running Form and Efficiency Tips on April 19th, 7:15-8:15pm at the store. Clinic is limited to 12 participants, so call the store (676-4955) or drop by soon to sign up.  http://www.fairhavenrunners.com/in-store-events/store-clinics/

Hope to see you and your efficient running form on the trail!

Coach Carol

Carol Frazey is a lifelong runner with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it. She is the coach and owner of The Fit School and leads our Jump Start into Running Clinics. Her next Jump Start session begins Monday, April 24th.