Form should play a key focus in your training plan, because running with good form will help an athlete:
Finally, do a little research of your own. There are plenty of resources that runners can use to help improve their form. Take a look at either the ChiRunning, POSE, or Good Form methods. While each of these programs have their differences (and I'm obviously partial to ChiRunning), they're all focused on getting runners to set their posture correctly and move their body's naturally.
Here are a few tips you can use to ensure your posture is set correctly.
5 Tips for Proper Posture
Keep these tips in mind for at least half of every run and you'll be on the path to running efficiently and pain free!
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Ken Presutti is a certified ChiRunning instructor, ACE Personal trainer, Spinning instructor, and coach. This blog is a mix of new articles and posts from his original blog, Overkill is Underrated.