Today we’re talking about strides! It’s an answer to my newest Q&A Instagram stories question box. and this one needed much more than a quick IG story response.
What is a ‘stride’ in running?
In running a stride is a speed drill. It’s a short sprint / acceleration that only lasts about 20 seconds. It’s a great exercise to focus on form and speed.
What are Strides in Running:
> These are often done at the end of an easy run. You ought to be Camiseta Selección de fútbol de Bélgica completely warmed up – but not very tired.
> One stride lasts about 20 to 25 seconds and you’re going to build up to close to your max sprinting speed – 80 to 90% effort.
> If you’ve never done them before it’s going to take a few tries to get to know how rapidly to get to a sprint and what your sprint feels like.
Want to Run Faster? start with STRIDES! Today I’m discussing what are ‘strides’ and how to do them. This is part of your Q&A from the most recent Run eat Repeat Instagram questions.
We’re talking about how to run faster. Strides are a great workout drill to start with.
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How to RUN a STRIDE:
> find a flat stretch where you can sprint for a bit. It’s about 50 to 100 meters.
> start running and gradually accelerate your pace to 80-90% effort….hold that sprint for a few seconds and then taper down to slow and stop.
> This ought to take 20 to 30 seconds total from start to finish.
> Do about 4 of these strides at first. After 4 to 6 weeks you can increase the amount to 6 depending on how you feel.
> use a Running Log or note your workouts, body, effort level and performance after every workout. use that information to evaluate when you’re ready to relocation forward or need to take a step back.
At first it may be hard to figure out how 80% to 90% effort feels. That’s okay. Practice. Take notes. get to know your body. use that feedback to help yourself not judge yourself.
Remember: always speak with your doctor before starting a new workout or diet routine. Be kind to your body.
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Fast Friday – Strides on the Run eat Repeat Podcast … I review how to do a stride on the podcast so if you like to listen to info over reading – check it out in your podcast app (Podcast on iphone / Spotify or Stitcher on Android)
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