My Number 1 Way to Improve Your Running Technique




I got asked by a friend of mine the other day about

how to improve running technique.


After asking them what they’d been doing in their

Training, they said that they mainly do a few easy

Or steady runs per week and a parkrun now and



I told them one of my favourite ways is to

do some sprint work at the start or finish of my

training sessions.




Well, doing sprints encourages you to….


1. Drive your knees higher


2. Use different muscles and develop them to become stronger


3. Improve your maximal speed. This helps to give you a speed ‘reserve’.

I.e. You’ll become used to running faster, so running at a slower pace feels easier.


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Here’s a little sprint session you can try

out after your next run.


50 metre sprint with walk back recovery

Repeat 5 Times



Focus on keeping up tall with good posture,

relaxing the shoulders and running as fast as

you can. Make sure you are fully warmed up

as I don’t want you to get injured and sue me.


Let me know how it goes.


Thanks for reading,




P.s. If you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, I’d love

it if you could share it with your running friends. All

you need to do is copy this link and share it with your friends…..



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Luke is the North East Running Leader of the Year and coaches runners of all abilities with Run Eat Sleep.

He is also the South Shields parkrun Event Director and Hosts the Run For Fun Podcast.

Luke runs for Gateshead Harriers and has Personal Bests of 15.39 for 5k, 32.11 for 10km and 70.57 for Half Marathon.

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