09 Oct '17, 2am

#Race poster #8 Actually this is true! Why you should smile when you run! #TheRoadAhead

#Race poster #8 Actually this is true! Why you should smile when you run! #TheRoadAhead

If it makes you a faster, more efficient runner, it’s worth the weird stares, wouldn’t you say? Are you a tense runner? Perhaps this isn’t something you’ve thought about before but if you’re running while stressed (even if you don’t know you’re stressed) you’re running less efficiently. Extra tension unnecessarily uses up your energy and can cause muscle stiffness and soreness. It’s a tricky, because it’s great to blow off steam on a run. It’s served me well when I needed a healthy release from frustrating situations and a full wine bottle was being a little too ‘come hither’ for my liking.But it’s important to not let your tension get in the way of a loosey-goosey, efficient run. Think of the following when running to ensure your muscles are relaxed: Am I clenching my jaw? Relax it. Are my shoulders up to my ears? Ease them down. Am I hunched forward? De-hunch. Are my fis...

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