After speaking on the topics of mileage and intensity, it is important to address the issue of efficiency. As an endurance athlete, improving your efficiency should be a major focal point of your daily training regimen. The best means to improving your efficiency is to address your running mechanics.
Check out the following 4 tips to get you started on the road to covering more ground with less effort!
- Lean forward from your ankles
- Avoid the marching band syndrome (staying tall with a slight lean backwards)
- Keep your hips forward to allow for greater range of motion when driving your knee forward
- Check to see if your knees are tracking directly below your hips
- Be very precise with the placement of your foot
- Avoid over-striding as this will increase the likelihood of heel striking and consequently ‘braking’