Master Your Running Form

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Using the right running technique can help you avoid injuries and set personal records. Striking the ground at the right point on your foot is key.

What it is: Running with a midfoot strike.

How to Do it: Run so that the middle of your foot makes contact with the ground. Don't run on your toes or your heels. "A midfoot strike gets that middle part of your arch in contact with the ground as smoothly and efficiently as possible," says Grant Robison, 2004 U.S. Olympic runner and creator of New Balance's Good Form Running.

To figure out how this should feel, Robison suggests walking in place. "Getting on your midfoot allows your body to be in a much more stable spot," he says.

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