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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.

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How Running Stride Works

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?


What's happening when you get a second wind?

What's happening when you get a second wind?

Second winds depend on a number of factors, including exercise intensity and frequency. Find out what is going on in your body when you get a second wind. See more »

Is it possible to run a marathon backward?

Is it possible to run a marathon backward?

Running a marathon backward may seem impossible, but there are people who've done it. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Footwear Optional: Test Your Barefoot Running Shoe Knowledge

Footwear Optional: Test Your Barefoot Running Shoe Knowledge

Test your knowledge of the bare facts with this barefoot running shoe quiz. See more »

How Barefoot Running Shoes Work

How Barefoot Running Shoes Work

Barefoot running shoes offer just a little protection for your feet. Learn about barefoot running shoes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Barefoot Running Works

How Barefoot Running Works

Barefoot running is a popular new fad. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about the pros and cons of barefoot running. See more »

Top 5 Ways to Improve Running Form

Top 5 Ways to Improve Running Form

The top 5 ways to improve running form could help you increase your speed. Visit HowStuffWorks to see the top 5 ways to improve running form. See more »

How Running Posture Works

How Running Posture Works

Running posture is vital to a runner's speed and endurance. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about running posture. See more »

How Running Stride Works

How Running Stride Works

Running stride is very important to your speed and stamina. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about running stride. See more »

How to Breathe When Running

How to Breathe When Running

Ever wonder how to breathe when running? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to breathe when running. See more »

How Toe-running Works

How Toe-running Works

Toe-running is a type of running form. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about toe-running. See more »