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).
- stretching & flexibility training
- miles miles miles of running on trails etc
Increasing my rear leg drive with a harder toe-off and increased range of motions enabled me to run fast.
You can do it too by starting now!
Lift your knees slightly higher, pushing off harder at toe-off, and extending ankle, hip and knee (3 major joints). Quicker strides are good, but not as critical as longer strides.
Enjoy the training!
Coach Torsten Abel