Running, much like swimming and cycling, does indeed have a technical aspect to it. Smooth, efficient running takes time, patience, and proper technique. One way to work on improving your overall run technique and efficiency is to perform run drills regularly. Running drills can be done as part of a warm-up before a run, a cool-down after a run, or as a stand-alone session on a recovery day. I have created a 3-part series in which I carefully outline beginner, intermediate, and advanced run drills for you to work on and master. This month, I present the beginner drills that will help you improve your run technique and efficiency. These drills should be mastered before progressing onto the intermediate drills I will present in next month's Instructional Video Post.
-Ryan Eckert, MS, CSCS