addendum: Oval track running. Part 2b

We think track speed work has value. Just in modest amounts. One can use the curves to train the ankles and chains as we mentioned in today’s earlier blog post. Then, reverse the track speedwork to hit the opposite sides as mentioned in the blog. 

We spend so much time running in a straight line that we lose the frontal plane (side to side) muscle skills and strength and hence develop risk for the dreaded “Cross Over Gait” (type that into the SEARCH box on the blog). We, as runners, desperately need this frontal plane strength. So rather than abolish the track, use it sparingly and effectively. Train smarter not harder.  Drive symmetry.  Thanks for reading today gang !

Shawn and Ivo