Running Tips

  • If you are new to running, make sure you have been walking at least 30 minutes three days a week for approximately three months before you transition into running.
  • When running, don’t let your foot get ahead of your knee.  Run from your hips down with the upper body straight.  To conserve energy keep your foot turnover low to the ground, more like a shuffle.
  • Keep arms relaxed and pretend you are holding eggs in your hands.
  • Relax.  Keep shoulders away from your ears and don’t clinch your jaw.
  • Make sure you wear shoes made for running that fit well.
  • Replace your running shoes every 400 – 500 miles.
  • Take it easy and build up slowly.  Every time you go for a run, add a minute or two to your exercise time.  A slow build up is the key to long injury free running.
  • When running on the road, run against the traffic.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
  • Wear sunscreen!!
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