As always, land on the balls of the feet. Have your feet about shoulder width apart. Bend the knees to absorb the impact. Do not let your knees "bottom out" (when your heels hit your rear end), and keep your knees above or slightly behind your toes (it is fine if your knees go slightly forward of your toes, but don't let them go too far). Make sure the knees are pointing in the same direction as the toes. Keep your back straight; do not arch or curve it, and maintain your lumbar curve. Place your hands down on the ground (not too hard), and use them to push off and keep running.
- Don't take big drops before you are ready. You must have good technique, conditioning, and flexibility.
- Don't take too many high drops.
- Try to land silently and avoid having your shoes make a slapping sound, as this means you are not properly distributing the impact.