A good running technique distinguishes one thing, it is economical. These three points you should consider if you want to optimize your technique. This will make you more efficient and automatically faster as you need less energy. 1. Flat footrest The first ground contact occurs with the flat foot (not with the heel) and is placed just before the body and extended to the rear. 2. Hip stretching The upper body is slightly bent forward and the hip is stretched. 3. Arms are angled The arms swing next to the body (not over the center of the body) and are angled about 90 °.