6 December

Stride distance X Stride rate = SPEED

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Coaches and athletes are constantly looking to improve speed for running. Stride length and stride rate are two ways of doing that. It is the “trailing leg” or back leg that determines stride distance and how much ground is covered each stride. In order to extend stride distance we need a stronger push off the […]

27 November

How to improve running speed?

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During my short course* Triathlon career (1991-2004) with many 32min 10k’s off the bike, I worked very hard on improving my stride length with specific strength training such as  hill repeats (bounding —> view video).  speedwork  plyometrics  stretching & flexibility training  miles miles miles of running on trails etc  Increasing my rear leg drive with […]

9 June

Achieve peak performance

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Stay in contention with your main competition, the fast girls & boys, and don’t let them go out of your sight in a race. I recall my earlier race days as a developing Elite Olympic Distance triathlete in Germany. At races one of my main goals was to stay with the leaders until T1 then […]

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