Last weekend I was on a coaching
course learning from a Running Technique
specialist. He coaches World Champions
on improving their technique…. What a cool
His opening line to his workshop was this….
“Everything in athletics is about speed. Speed Speed Speed.”
“Speed of the throw, speed of the run up, speed of the jump, the
speed of your endurance”
He then carried on by recognising that
everyone has a different
running style. But almost EVERYONE can
work on their running technique to improve
their speed…. even Mo and Usain!
Running is a skill that needs to be developed
and practiced to bring about your optimal speed.
Included on the workshop were lots
of practical advice and running drills – I’m
definately going to be applying them into
my coaching sessions.
Anyway – I thought I’d share some top tips
to help you with your technique
1. Aim to land your foot below your hip and not in front of your centre of gravity (overstriding)
2. Light foot contact with the ground. The heavier your landing, the slower you’ll run.
3. Keep your face, shoulders and hands relaxed.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Thanks for reading,
P.s. If you’d like to find out more, take a look at my Running Technique Guide at www.runeatsleep.co.uk/running-technique-guide
Luke is a Running Coach and Sports Masseur at www.runeatsleep.co.uk
He is the North East Running Leader of the Year and coaches runners of all abilities with Run Eat Sleep.
He is also the Director of The Monthly Mile and hosts the Run Eat Sleep Podcast.
Luke has ran Personal Bests of 15.39 for 5k, 32.11 for 10km and 70.57 for Half Marathon.