Your entire posture can be influenced just by your head position, which is why the PT reps at OCS will force you to look “up” while in the plank position. This same technique can be used to help maintain proper running form, as well. Avoid looking down at your feet while you run.
Let your gaze stay at a natural level, scanning the horizon in front of you. Don’t tense your shoulders or jut out your chin. Keep a natural, relaxed “balance feeling” from the top of your body.
The relaxed feeling should extend to your feet, which should contact the ground in quiet strides that “spring” strongly with each step.
- Read more about proper running techniqe at Runner’s World.
- Recover well from running with the proper tools.
- Prevent shin splints to keep training.
Credits to: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/perfect-form (below)