Feet On The Ground
Improve Your Running Technique.
Year after year I see elite swimmers struggle during dryland. Dryland is important for many reasons: flexibility, mobility, improved cardio, better posture, balance, improved body position, and last but not least, it helps prevent injuries. A great way to maximize your dryland workout is being sure on your feet, so we are stepping back to basics here with some RUNNING 101.
Be aware of your foot strike. You should land midsole and then roll through your toes. There should not be any slapping sound!
Have good posture. Just like in swimming your core should be engaged. That helps maintain proper upright position even when tired.
Keep shoulders and neck relaxed. Running tight and tense will cause back pain and make running miserable.
Arms should be at 90 degree angle. Bad arm swing can lead to slouching. Slouching leads to shallow breathing and can cause side stitches.