Do you struggle with shuffling and scuffing? If so, this information can help you.
Here’s the thing:
Most runners shuffle and scuff their feet.
Shuffling and scuffing are what I call a “closed stride.” It prevents you from running faster… it’s kind of like running with a parachute tied to your waist.
That’s why I love the Figure 4 Drill. Figure 4 allows runners to open their stride for more speed – even when tired.
Watch the video to see how it’s done!
Here’s What to Do
The Figure 4 position signifies that the stride is open and free to run faster.
To achieve Figure 4 running, drive your knee forward and allow your leg to fold underneath.
A word of caution:
Do not lift your feet and use a “butt kick.” It’s incorrect form and wastes energy.
When you do Figure 4 correctly, you’ll notice two things:
- A surge in speed
- Difficulty sustaining the form
The first is excellent, but without the second – it’s meaningless.
To conquer #2, you need the proper drills, stretches, and exercises to build the habit for the long run (😊)
That’s what I’ll be teaching in Kneed for Speed!
Run Fast from Your First Step to Your Last
Kneed for Speed is 4-week annual bootcamp that teaches runners how to run faster without having to train harder or run more.
If you want to run fast from the first step to the last, this program is for you.
Included with Kneed for Speed:
- Step-by-step video training for 4 weeks to improve your run form
- Stretches & exercises to fix bad habits that stop you from running fast
- Weekly guided audio runs that teach technique while running
- Weekly live coaching and Q&As to answer all your questions
- Speed & pace control sessions to dial in your pace for any distance
- Lifetime access to go at your own pace or review in the future.
Kneed for Speed works into existing training plans, and you can practice the techniques WHILE YOU RUN!
Plus, with LIFETIME ACCESS, you can start when it’s convenient and revisit the training whenever you like.
Whether you’re looking to run faster or set a new PR (without training harder or running more miles), check out Kneed for Speed.
The program is currently discounted by $50 and is only offered 1x/year.