Running Tips Podcast 002: How to Stay Relaxed During Workouts and Races


“Stay relaxed!” Runners hear this all of the time from spectators and coaches. Although it is good advice, it is also much easier said than done. When our bodies feel pain and exhaustion from running, the natural tendency is for our muscles to tense up.

Unfortunately, tensing up just makes matters worse. It is so much harder to run well when our muscles are tense. Just look at the finish of Olympic races – the runners who win are almost always the ones who look the most relaxed.

In this episode of the Running Tips Podcast, Casey provides a technique to help prevent our muscles from becoming tense. It all begins in the hands…

Running Tips Podcast 001: How Fast to Run During Your Easy Runs
Running Tips Podcast 003: When To Change Your Running Shoes

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