RUNNING FORM

The following "rules of running form" come from Coach Dan Pfaff.

1.) RUN TALL 

  • stacked torse/neutral spine

2.) FLEXED ANKLES

  • toes up (dorsiflexion) or nuetral is fine; you just don't want your toes pointed downward as it wastes "free energy" and increases the chance of injury. 

3.) SCISSORING THIGHS 

  • this means your using your hips/glutes which is the most efficient way to run

4.) STRIKE FROM ABOVE

  • this has to do with how your foot contacts the ground; you don't want it way out from or behind you.  You want your foot to strike just in front of your center of mass (see #4 on the image)

5.) COUNTER-BALANCE ARMS

  • arms go back (opposite of where we want to go..which is forward!)  and naturally come forward

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