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VIDEO: Endurance Strength Roundup- Running Drills

BY Mike Ricci

D3 Multisport’s AJ Johnson goes over two running activation drills to facilitate proper running form and better mechanics.

Welcome to the TrainingPeaks Endurance Strength Roundup video series. In each installment D3 Multisport coaches will show you quick, efficient movements with minimal equipment that are designed to be easily added to your multisport routine for increased agility, strength, power and injury prevention.

D3 Multisport’s AJ Johnson goes over two running activation drills—the double-arm-reverse-swing and the heel-toe-fall-forward drill—that are great additions to your current running warm up.

The double-arm-reverse-swing will open up your shoulders and chest to encourage a more fluid arm swing, while the heel-toe-fall-forward drill encourages a proper forward lean for a more economical running position.

Try doing each of these drills before your next run and with regular practice you will begin to feel your running mechanics and speed improve.

For expert running plans to suit athletes of all levels and distances, check out D3 Multisport’s running plans here.

Check out more of our Endurance Strength Roundup video series. 

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About Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci, USAT Coach of the Year, USAT Level 3 Elite Coach and a Training Peaks Level II Certified Coach.  He is the owner and founder of the D3 Multisport coaching group, through which he coaches all levels of athletes from beginner to elite. One of their key coaching philosophies is no junk miles.  They help athletes utilize their time effectively as they pursue their goals.  Mike’s credentials include the University of Colorado Triathlon Team and guiding them as the Head Coach to four consecutive collegiate National Championship titles from 2010-2013. Mike has written training plans for Team USA several times, was the USAT World Team Coach in 2017, and has helped many athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona. You + D3 = Success (Learn More!).

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