Gears and Stride Length

Gears and Stride Length


The ankle should float up behind with the gears governed by the stride length


Stride length progesses from zero when running on the spot to longest and fastest when sprinting


Stride length is NOT achieved by stretching forward and over striding.


Relax - Hips, legs, arms, shoulders, hands and jaw - this is the key to a relaxed and fluid running style.

Change of pace


It is critical to control and vary the pace:


For warm up or recovery


For a conversational running pace


For a race pace blocking out all other distractions


For a pace to the end of the line