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Running Strides Can Help You Work on Your Form and Mechanics

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What are strides?

A stride, also known as a pick-up or a strider, is a short acceleration during which you over-exaggerate your running form for a prescribed period of time.

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Why should I try strides when running?

The ultimate goal of running strides is to increase your stride length while maintaining a quick turnover or

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How to run strides

  1. First, find a predictably flat surface (runway) that is long enough to run 30 seconds at speed (about 250 to 300 feet for most).
  2. If you’re running strides before a speed workout or race, make sure to warm up

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How to run strides (cont.)

  1. Start the stride by running easy, focusing on a short, quick stride, and then gradually increase your speed by lengthening your stride.
  2. Keep your torso tall and relaxed. It should feel like a controlled fas...

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How to run strides (cont.)

  1. Strides can also be woven into the middle of an easy run, which is a great strategy for new runners with base mileage to learn mechanics and how...

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Some helpful workouts to get you started

Quick hops

  • Once or twice a week, in the middle of your regular workouts, bound from foot to foot for about 30 meters at a time.
  • Try to maximize your “air time” while minimizing the amount of time each foot spends on the ground.
  • In other words, push ha...

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