Week five will work to get runners beyond shuffling. When you decide to pick up the pace, you’ll need to maintain your midfoot strike, but also learn to open your stride. It’s important to gobble up as much ground as you can, without launching upwards.
Goals for Week Five
Sustained Mid-Foot Landing.
Learn to open your stride at faster paces.
Use more than just the knees down for mid-foot strength.
Running Midfoot at Week Five
Week Five should be working towards a sustained mid-foot run. The process may take longer based on individual fitness levels and tolerance to your drills and exercises. This is where patience and persistence are needed. Below is a chart to track your Week Five runs. Continue to run as you normally would at this time of the year. It should not interrupt your current training.