3 Things Every Runner Should Do

Planks build core strength, which is essential for improving and maintaining running form. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Better Form Implication

Improved form starts with getting stronger, and then you need to put that strength into practice. The most important thing to remember is to only adjust one element of your form at once — and do it gradually. Changing too much at once, or too quickly, will lead to injury. The good news is you can do this while running, so it should be easy to fit into your schedule.

- Pick one form flaw to focus on and stick to that one until it’s fixed before moving to the next adjustment.

- Consciously focus on adjusting that flaw for the last half mile during three of your runs the first week. Increase the number of runs each week, and then increase the distance you’re consciously running to fix that flaw. Only increase the distance by a quarter to a half mile each week.

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