Most people do speed work and work on running form to get faster and to limit injuries, but they don’t realize that improved leg turnover is the most efficient way to get faster, and it will also have an impressive impact on form. They tend to start with speed work and drills without ever doing the one thing that will be most beneficial in the shortest time frame – faster leg turnover.
Runners usually put tempo runs and track workouts ahead of cadence training, and that is a wasted opportunity. Tempo runs and speed workouts will help, but it’s better to master cadence, first.
Cadence will result in dramatic improvement in just a matter of a couple of weeks. Yet, many runners never hear about it and totally miss this golden opportunity to greatly improve everything about their running. Yeah, I did say that, “everything.”
Why should you work on cadence? Well, it’s free, and it doesn’t require a coach. You can start any time, and in this podcast, I provide you with the tools – particularly one simple drill – to start improving your cadence right away.
Whether you’re struggling with frequent niggling injuries, stuck on a running plateau or looking for an edge to PR your next race, I’m telling you, for almost every runner, this is the magic bullet.