If you’ve been at this running thing for a while, you might be wondering what you can do to take your training up a notch other than adding ever more miles. You already do speed workouts and tempos. You do your core. You sleep and eat mostly well. What else is there?
Drills are a great addition to warm-ups before a track workout. They’re also great to work in some agility exercises to the end of runs. They can help your running form, your range of motion, and running economy. What’s not to love?
I like to incorporate them into the run itself, so that I’m actually running my running drills. I usually do this in the off-season, when I’m not doing “real” workouts, or when I’m easing back from an off-period and want to prepare my body to return to hard running. Let me persuade you to give this training tip a try.