Running Form

Running form affects your speed, endurance and health. Bad form can slow you down and even lead to running injuries. Check out this section to find great articles on proper running form.


You're running or biking, but you're quickly running out of steam. Then suddenly — BAM — you get a rush of energy. What's going on?

Long-distance running is inherently challenging and requires strength and endurance. Try running a 26.2-mile race backward, and you've added even more challenges to the feat!

Barefoot running continues to be debated among runners, but what if you want just a little protection for your tootsies? Scope out your options and find out about barefoot running shoes.

You've got your running shorts on, your music playlist queued up, your water bottle filled to the brim -- it's time for a run, right? What's that, no shoes? A small but dedicated group of runners choose to train without footwear. Is barefoot running safe?

Proper running form not only helps you comfortably boost your speed and endurance -- it also helps you prevent injuries. What does bad form look like, and how you can avoid it?

If you find yourself tiring or cramping quickly when running, it could be the result of poor posture. What is running posture, and how do you know whether yours is correct?

Your running stride -- the way you move your legs and land on your feet -- determines your speed, endurance and risk of injury. What does proper running stride look like, and how can you master it?

Breathing is natural and instinctive, but breathing correctly when running can be a little tricky. How do you find a rhythm and give your body the most oxygen possible?

It truly pays to be on your toes in the sport of running. But what are the benefits of toe-running and how do you do it?