Running efficiently is not a new concept. We don’t need any convincing that it’s important to be as efficient as we can.

But how do we take that from philosophy to practicality? What does it look like and how do we get it?

One of the most basic things we need to get correctly is to land with our feet close to underneath our hips. The opposite of this is called overstriding, we definitely want to avoid this!

A common barrier is lack of balance and poor body awareness. The fancy word for this is Proprioception.

Today’s video covers a running form drill called the ‘A’ drill. There are a few subtle variations on this, but they are all working toward the same goal. That goal: develop proper leg swing and landing point.

My recommendation is to perform this drill for a few moments as part of your warm-up every time you run. It may feel awkward at first, but will become more graceful as you practice.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes, Run Fast Friends!

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