August 22 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games came to a close yesterday, but the inspiration these athletes gave us is not leaving any time soon.
If you’re in the middle of a training cycle, now is not the time to overhaul your stride. Big running form changes should happen in the off-season. For example, if you want to go from landing on your heel to your forefoot, it is best to do that between training seasons.
One reason you do not want to make a huge running form change while training for a race is you temporarily become less efficient. This means your body has to work harder than it did before to do the same amount of work. While training for a race you want to be efficient as possible.
However, there are small tweaks you can start to incorporate right now that don’t include a complete overhaul of your running form.