GET MORE POWER PER STRIDE
Want to perform better in 2018? Then start adding these essential run drills to your training now
Smash your 2018 run PB by including drills in your workout
Just like pro bike riders make changes to their positions early in the season, so the start of the off-season is the perfect time to make changes to your run form. Doing this now leaves you time to adapt at lower intensity, so that you can reap the benefits through the whole racing calendar.
In general, run drills aren’t performed as often as they should be, which is a shame as they can produce big benefits. In my squad, we do a set of drills, every session, all year round. This allows the athlete to focus on each aspect of their run form rather than the whole stride. It also corrects and improves muscle firing patterns and builds condition – especially when drills are performed dynamically.
All of the drills, right, should be performed at an easy intensity. But some of the more dynamic drills can be performed at ‘moderate’ or even ‘vigorous’. Perform each drill at least three times over 20-40m, then increase both reps and distance to make a longer, harder session of quality technique work.