Helpful Tips Every Runner in Foster City Should Know

December 17th, 2014

If you live in an apartment in Foster City with fitness center, you have the best of both worlds.

You get to enjoy California weather that allows you to run most days outdoors and plenty of treadmills and elliptical machines in the fitness center for when the weather’s not cooperating or when you want to change it up.

So are you happy with your current running routine, or are you sore and injury-prone lately? Or maybe you’ve hit a plateau and can’t seem to run any faster?

If any of this sounds like you, it could be that your form is off. Rather than submit to umpteen tests and procedures to correct problems, how about first trying a few helpful tips instead?

  • The next time you run, notice where your feet strike with each stride. Every stride should land directly under each hip, not way out in front. Touching down on your toes, mid-foot, or heel isn’t important; it’s where you land in relation to your body that will keep you either injury-free or cause serious stress-related injuries to develop.
  • Notice your body posture when you’re running, or have someone run with you to assess if you’re slouching, raising your shoulders, or pulling your hips out of alignment. Your body should be straight as though a string was attached to your head and pulling up into the clouds: shoulders down, neck long, chin down, and hips facing forward with each stride.
  • Your apartment in Foster City with fitness center is a good place to measure your cadence on a treadmill. Find your cadence by counting how many steps you take per minute. A good pace is between 170 and 180. Faster, shorter steps will keep you injury-free.

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