The internet can be a hugely useful training tool when it comes to running. Apart from all the information out there about diet and nutrition, there’s also oodles of things to motivate and inspire you too. I especially enjoy it when I find practical, easy to follow guides on how to improve my running technique. A really good example comes from the American long distance runner, Ryan Hall and his Youtube channel.
The following video, with my friend Josh Cox and Sara Hall, is a great example of something simple, explained well and easy to implement into anyone’s ordinary training plan.
It makes a lot of sense to work on these simple techniques. If you watch the series of ‘Stronger Feet Make Faster Marathons’ videos, you’ll see that these exercises really aren’t difficult at all. In fact, I’ll bet that most of us skipped, jumped and hopped our way through childhood … we just got out of the habit. Re-introducing these simple exercises for stronger feet into my post-run schedule has been great fun. I can’t help but smile when I skip or hop .. I suspect anyone watching me gets a laugh too!
Let me know how you get on with these exercises or perhaps you have your own sports training video you’d like to share.