Running Drills

run drillsRunning Drills are a vital part of distance running performance and more so for people/athletes who have deficiencies in technique as well as athletes maintaining and improving their technique.

If you want to be a better runner, you can’t just rely on running alone. Adding in running drills for 10-20mins, 2-3 times per week, will make you a more efficient and well rounded distance runner, enabling you to run faster, using less energy, for longer.

The running drills ERunning recommends can and should be used on a consistent weekly basis. Bad running form is a habit, and improving your running form requires persistent change and drill focus to become a good habit. Completing these drills in correct 20-30metre segments, makes them sustainable and not usually susceptible to fatigue. Running drills really should be done, when correct posture and form can be maintained.

A typical session structure incorporating running drills might be as follows;

Warm Up
  • Jog 10-20mins Easy Pace
Main Set
  • Run Drills 10-20mins
  • Dynamic Stretching 5-10mins (If required)
  • Run Through 4-6 x 80-100m with a walk back recovery
Cool Down
  • Jog 10-20mins Easy Pace
  • Static Stretching
  • Recovery

good running drillsErunning has provided a basic and appropriate set of distance running drills below. If you would like to see all ERunning’s drills, we have an exclusive list of video’s, explanations and examples on our Level 1 Members Section reserved for our ERunning clients.

Running Drills

  • Ankling
  • High Knees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Scissors
  • Bounding
  • Slow Skipping
  • Ankle Springs
  • B Skips