How to improve running technique
Improving the way you run should be the number one priority for every runner. As we all know, sitting around and reading books about the perfect foot strike MIGHT make you a better runner if you are able to take action and implement what you read. Correct implementation will reduce risk of injury and improve speed and efficiency. There are several measures you can take to improve your running technique. The Running Technique Rules has laid out some of the most important ones for you.
Change your foot strike
As Ryan pointed out with this drawing of a man with good running technique, the correct way to land when you run is on your mid to fore foot. This is because if you do that, then you’ll be able to leverage the elasticity in your calves and spend less energy while running. You’ll basically be bouncing.
Do barefoot running
Cause it will teach you to implement the step above. No way you’ll heel strike if you don’t have shoes.
Try to hit 180 strides per minute
This is called running cadence. That is the same as 60 strides per 20 seconds. Count it and make sure you hit that number bro. Why? Cause Jack Daniels say so.
Practice pose running
The pose method of running is basically falling forwards and putting your feet in front of you to catch your fall. Then repeat. Visualize and practice. Why push back, when you can just fall forward?
I’ll add a link so you can find out what our friends over at bookofrunning.com thinks about cadence, pose running, barefoot running, foot strike, drill and more. Also, check out this video they made.