Hill Running Drill – Barefoot!

It’s one thing to do running hill repeats. It’s another thing to do them on 1 leg. It’s quite another to do them 1-legged & barefoot!

Why in God’s name would you do this? Well, if you are going to commit to barefoot running, this is the fastest way to gain skin toughness, perfect balance, power endurance & fatigue tolerance – all in 1 drill! Is it easy? Absolutely not. Can you do it? Absolutely…IF you commit to the technique & fight through the mental tendency to quit.

Pick a hill of about 150 to 200 metres & 4 to 6% grade. work gradually up to doing the full distance of the hill on 1 leg barefoot, do the side-to-side shuffle drill downhill, then go up again on the other foot. Try to go barefoot only if you have built up to @ least 3 to 5 kms. of barefoot running.

Once you get good @ this, regular squat/scoot running will become almost easy!

REMINDER – my transition running clinic goes this Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. @ NUDGE Training Centre in Streetsville. If you have not registered, do so this week by calling 416-671-5176 or e-mailing to info@nudgetraining.com.

Brace, stay low & scoot!!

 

coach Jeff

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