If you’ve been running for a while and want to run faster or get your times down, it may be time to look at your technique. You might be working hard, which is all you need to do in the beginning, but sheer hard work will only get you so far once you reach a decent level of fitness.
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There are many ways you can adjust your running style but these 3 tips should have an immediate impact for you…..
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1 Lean Slightly Forward

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By leaning forward by about 10 degrees, you get to use the magic gravity as a free booster to push you along. In simple terms, you want the top half your body going forwards and the bottom half backwards for maximum speed.
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2 Swing Your Arms Straight
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One of the biggest mistakes I see runners make is that swing their arms across their body instead of in the direction they want to run. You do need to be wary of swinging them too vigorously though at the start of your run as you’ll get tired on the backend of your run.
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However, when you want to go for gold towards the end of your run, relax your body then swing your arms fast and straight! It’s easier to swing faster if you’re body isn’t tense and your legs will be forced to go fast as a result.
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3 Use Shorter, Quicker Steps ⠀

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Who would have thought that unless you’re trying to be like Usain Bolt over 100m, shorter, quicker steps would actually help you to run faster than long strides. Olympic champion Michael Johnson perfected this on his way to 4 gold medals in the 200m and 400m. You may look a little silly at first but once you get the hang of it you’ll be running like a tiger is chasing you in no time!