If you’ve been running for a while and want to run faster and improve your times, one thing you can do is to look at your technique. Trouble is, 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. This can lead to frustration, disappointment, plateauing and even you going backwards.
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It’s at this point where adjusting your running technique can really help. There are many ways you can adjust your running style but if you’re looking to run a fun run personal best or just increase your enjoyment of running then these 3 tips can 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 of gravity as a free booster to push you along. Be sure to maintain your posture though and try not to lean to far forward as this will put a lot of pressure on your hips. In simple terms, you want the top half your body going forwards and the bottom half going backwards for the maximum benefit.
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2 Swing Your Arms Straight
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One of the biggest mistakes I see runners make is that they 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. So it’s best to relax your shoulders and swing them lightly to begin with. Running relaxed throughout your run is great way to conserve energy so you can come home with a wet sail.
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When you want to go for gold towards the end of your run, keep your body in a relaxed state and swing your arms fast ‘n’ straight! It’s much easier to swing faster if you’re body isn’t tense and as a result your legs will be forced to go fast as well.
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3 Use Shorter, Quicker Steps ⠀

Who would have thought that unless you’re trying to run like Usain Bolt over 100m, shorter, quicker steps would actually help you to run faster than longer strides. US 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 into the rhythm of it you’ll be running like a tiger is chasing you in no time!

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