Wait. THIS Is What You Need to Do to Improve Your Running?

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Intriguing read over on Huffington Post, y’all, about an exercise plan for runners that days back to 1908. It details a one-exercise routine employed by runner Walter Goodall George, who went from novice runner to world-record-breaking racer by following this plan.




And the exercise it prescribes isn't rocket science either: It's the high-knees, that sometimes-used-for-warmup move we've all done a zillion times, whether on the field before sports games in high school or during our weekend boot camps as adults. The plan calls for a very specific, form-heavy version of the high knees, that you repeat 100 times.

HuffPo has a nice tutorial, complete with a GIF visual, to show you how. But I want to know: Have any of you more advanced runners done anything like this before? I'd be curious to hear about how it worked for you.

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  • JonL

    The knee lift sounds a lot like the good form running program that Fleet Feet does at their stores