Yasso 800s are a classic speed workout that is widely used by distance runners. Yasso 800s have become a staple track workout in many marathon training plans – and can be used to predict your marathon finishing time (we’ll get into how accurate they are later). Today, we will discuss Yasso 800s in-depth and see … Read more
As a UESCA-certified running coach, one of the main parts of my work with runners is to improve running technique and establish proper running form. Good form for running can be helpful not only for injury prevention but also help you run faster and run faster for longer distances, which essentially means that you have … Read more
The carioca exercise is a popular exercise used in the warm-up routine for runners and before a cardio session.
Carioca drills have quite a few benefits for runners, and it’s pretty easy to master the move. So, let’s dive in and learn how to do cariocas and the benefits of carioca drills for runners.
Tempo runs or threshold runs are a type of workout every runner should include in their training program to improve performance. Tempo training is moderate-to-hard intensity running designed to make you a faster and stronger runner. Running at a sustained, hard effort will increase your tolerance to run for longer periods of time and longer … Read more
Running strides are one of the foundational types of running drills that you can add to the end of a run to improve your maximum speed, neuromuscular coordination, and turnover. Beginners and distance runners focusing on shorter distance races may also do an entire strides workout with pick-ups done at your top speed or accelerations … Read more
If you are looking for a way to build strength, speed, and power as a runner, look no further because we have the perfect workout for you! Hill repeats. Hill repeats are a versatile type of running workout where you can focus on a wide variety of objectives, such as endurance and speed, physical and … Read more
If you are looking for a running workout that will test your physical and mental toughness to the max, look no further because hill sprint workouts it is! Hill sprint workouts are an excellent way to improve your strength, power, and overall speed, with short bursts of just about an all-out effort running uphill followed … Read more
Running drills will not only improve your speed, form, precision, and running technique but can also be a great benchmark exercise to assess your progress in terms of your conditioning and fitness level over time. Shuttle run drills, a quick 20m repetition-based running fitness test, can improve all of these metrics, and the shuttle run … Read more
Every sprinter knows that to run faster, you need to do high intensity track workouts. Track workouts for sprinters help develop speed, power, acceleration, and speed endurance, which is your ability to maintain your speed for a longer period of time. So, what are the best track workouts for sprinters? To get faster, which running … Read more
The primary purpose of track workouts for distance runners is to help develop your speed, comfort running faster, familiarity with race pace, and aerobic and anaerobic capacity., depending on the nature of the intervals you are running and the relative intensity. But what are the best track workouts for distance runners? In this article, we … Read more
Although the bulk of the track exercises in workouts for sprinters does involve sprinting or running at different intervals, there are also other very effective track and field drills or other running drills that focus on sprinting and running form to improve technique, strength, explosive speed, and turnover. But, what are the best drills for … Read more
A common and extremely challenging running drill taken on by runners, basketball players, soccer players, football players, and athletes training for other sports is the suicides exercise or drill. Running suicides is likely a memory that nearly all of us have from our days participating in youth athletics (or perhaps one we tried to forget, … Read more
The majority of runners usually prefer to run outdoors in the fresh air, taking even an outdoor rainy or snowy run over the boredom and monotony of running indoors on a treadmill. For this reason, the running community has even created a tongue-in-cheek nickname for the treadmill—the “dreadmill”—to encapsulate the only-if-you-have-to attitude many runners harbor … Read more
So, you’ve heard some buzz about this “100 Up” exercise and want to know if it actually is the ultimate running drill. The 100 Up exercise was presented by Walter George in 1874. George was a 19th-century British runner who set a number of records for running the mile. His mile time of 4:12. This … Read more
Runners often hear about the importance of proper running form; we know that running with good form can reduce our risk of injury and improve our performance. However, the practical side of things is trickier: how do you improve your running form? Although there are a couple of effective methods, one of the best ways … Read more