How to Run Striders

I'm training for a half marathon and the schedule I'm following includes striders. I'm not certain I'm doing them correctly. Can you explain what they are and how to properly run them? Thank you. ~Kevin Hi Kevin. A strider (aka pick ups) is an easy to perform running drill to improve your form and mechanics. They are quite flexible and can be plugged into your regimen after easy runs to work on form, used to warm up before speed workouts or races, or they can be used as a speed workout for newbie runners. The ultimate goal is to increase your stride length while maintaining a quick foot turn over. Although it may sound tricky or complicated it truly isn't. In mortal-speak it is going from running easy to increasing your speed by lengthening your stride for about 15 seconds and then slowing your speed down and walking back to recover and catch your breath. Here's the long v...

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