One of the key aspects of this drill is constant motion, runners should always be on the move either running or walking. There should be no times where they stop, bend over, put hands on hips, etc.
Over time, this drill should help the athlete find a leg turnover speed that works best for them. The goal shouldn’t be to constantly reduce the number of leg strikes but rather to find a number that is comfortable and optimal for the runner.
This is a fantastic drill to build strength and endurance for middle-distance runners.
This is a fantastic drill that builds aerobic capacity and improves speed and endurance.
In this drill, the runner’s focus is on exploding up into the air and on maintaining a quick forward pace.
Runners learn to keep up with the rest of the pack and keep within striking distance of the race leader in this middle-distance drill.
Middle distance runners focus on running “tall” – that means running with good posture - in this fundamental drill.