Running relaxed and tall is a phrase you’ll often hear; the good news is that it’s a simple trick to learn.
Tightly clenched hands or fists will result in tight neck muscles and a rigid form that burns a lot of energy. To cure that, simply run holding some toilet roll cardboard tubes and don’t crush them. It’s surprisingly effective. No crushing means no tension!
Invest in some running sunglasses; not necessarily for the look, rather for the way they reduce the tension, again through your neck. A tightly furrowed brow as you squint into the sun isn’t good; a cool, relaxed look is. Again, simple!
Click below for a more advanced look at how to keep your body relaxed.