Tuesday, June 19, 2007

videos: running drills (part 2)

i'm posting some more YouTube videos of running drills.

you can reference my previous post of running drills at videos: running drills (part 1). you can see these videos as adding to the previous drills--in many ways, they're just variations that end up focusing on the same body parts. just like the previous videos, these videos have the same ulterior purpose of developing running technique that will allow superior running speed and greater injury prevention.

these videos are largely addressed for middle-distance and long-distance runners (although, i should point out, they're useful for any type of runner as a cross-training device...in fact, all the drills i've compiled in this post and the previous post are useful for all distances, and i've seen sprinters doing these drills just as much as the middle-distance and long-distance athletes).

unlike the previous post, these videos do not all come from a single YouTube user, but are just random videos i compiled. as a result, they tend to present different themes and discuss running from different approaches. but this can be a good thing, as diversity can allow you to see things from different perspectives, thereby expanding your knowledge.

check them out:
on a slightly different tone, but with the same focus on running, there's a couple of videos from Powercranks on using cycling drills to improve running. obviously, they're promotional videos for sales purposes, which is why i'm somewhat reserved in presenting them. but they do present ideas commonly espoused by cross-training advocates and articulated by triathletes: training in one sport can help development in other sports.

take a look:
i should point out that you don't have to use Powercranks to do the above drills. Powercranks are just bike cranks that allows a person riding a bike to get information about their speed, power output, and cadence. they're frequently used as a training aid to help cyclists better track and follow specific training workouts on a bicycle. you can do just as well using a stationary bike in the gym, assuming that it provides you with requisite information regarding RPM, power output, time, resistance, and heart rate.

hope you find these videos useful. cheers.

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