Fitness and Weight Loss 11 drills that will make you a faster runner

Each of these drills improves your running form and efficiency. Combine them to supercharge your speed and acceleration

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How to run on the treadmill and not want to die, according to the guy who just ran 50 miles on one

(Anthony Otero)
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Do these before your next run to leave your competitors in the dust

Trainer: Idalis Velazquez, a Miami-based personal trainer and founder of I.V. Fitness.

Benefit: Each of these drills improves your running form and efficiency. Combine them to supercharge your speed and acceleration, Velazquez says.

Directions:

Perform at least 4 of these exercises to warm up. Do 2 sets of 30 yards each.

  1. A-skip

  2. B-skip

  3. Straight legs

  4. High knees

  5. Fast legs

  6. Power skips

  7. Backward running

  8. Single-leg bounding

Perform each of these 3 exercises. Do 2 sets of 20 yards each.

  1. Pushup start

  2. Mountain climber start

  3. Rolling start

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