5 Bad Running Habits and How to Break Them

Little running habits—that you don't even realize you have—can cost you a lot of energy and keep you from running faster. Ignoring them is like driving down the highway with a tarp on top of your car—when the tarp has a loose corner. The tarp resistance can cause your fuel economy to dip—and your energy and enthusiasm for the trip can go with it.

Look around on the road and you'll see runners doing the same thing. Runners move parts that don't need to move and compromise their ability to speed up and stay fresh. Here are some of the most common bad running habits coaches see on the road—and how to fix them.

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