From Rookie to Expert: 4 Approaches to Turn into a Much better Runner
Have you got the running bug? If you’ve recently committed to a running program, it may seem like there’s not much prep involved, except downloading your favorite playlist. Running is a popular pastime because it doesn’t require much know-how to start - just pick out your shoes and go. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t technique. Whether you’re starting out or never thought twice about your regular runs, read on for tips on how to become a better runner.
Learn the basics: The barriers to entry may be low, but that doesn’t mean running isn’t a skill. If you are a beginner runner, pay attention to how you run. Listen to your gait - you shouldn’t be running unevenly or hitting the ground hard. Read more tips on analyzing your running style here. And remember that mid- or forefoot-striking is best (as opposed to heel striking) for helping prevent injuries.