Ok, so I don’t actually flail my arms when I run. (I just couldn’t think of a title)
But I do sometimes tense up and find my shoulders creeping up, and that tightness starts coming across my back. I have to constantly remind myself of this picture and think about my form.
I think part of it is reacting to the weight of the water bottle I’ve been carrying on my long runs. I constantly feel like I need to support the weight of the water. I don’t really like carrying anything, but I love/need my water. I’ve contemplated other ways of carrying my water, but I really don’t like hydration belts. They get in the way of my bathroom breaks!
Do you tense up your arms when you run? Do you carry water with you?