Running drills enable you to run faster and prevent injury, says running coach Sue Teoh. (Instagram/Sue Teoh)Worried that your running form has suffered in the last 20 days while you’re stuck indoors? This is the best time to work on your running drills!

Running coach Sue Teoh shares some videos and top tips on how you can improve your running form. Your buddies will be wondering how you could have improved so much after this lockdown.

All these drills can be done on the spot, so even if you do not have anywhere to run, you can still do it indoors.

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TOP 5 Reasons To Do Running Drills

  1. Maintain and strengthen your running muscles.
  2. Drills help to ingrain proper movement pattern into our muscle memory and becomes automatic.
  3. Reduce risk of injury as you practise good form.
  4. Develop proper running form, to improve your running efficiency.
  5. Develop better coordination, balance and proprioception of the body so you become a more rounded athlete.

Overall, the drills help you maintain your running form when you are fatigued. You will also be able  to run faster and longer with less effort. WIN WIN WIN!

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I've compiled a set of 13 running drills/exercises to help you maintain your running form throughout this MCO period. All these drills can be done on the spot, so even if you don't have any where to run, you can still do it indoors. I've split the drills up into 2 videos, so this is video 1, video 2 will be posted the following day. In this video I show u the first 7 drills: 1. High knees 2. A-skip 3. B-skip 4. Butt kicks / C-skip 5. Jump lunge 6. Side swing hops 7. Lunge hop You can do it in circuit fashion: Do each drill for 30-45sec, with a 15-20s rest between each drill. Then do the circuit for 3-4 rounds Or you can do it in sets: 3-4 sets of 30-45sec each drill with 15-20s rest between sets. You'll be sweating in no time! #nikerunning #nikemalaysiarunningcoach #nikevomero14 #acecertifiedpersonaltrainer #applewatchseries5 #shotoniphone11 #stayhome

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Some music will also help you set the mood and invigorate you, so play your favourite running songs while you do the drills. Coach Sue likes pop songs, for example – Taylor Swift’s The Man, Karol G and Nicki Minaj’s Tusa, Eminem’s Godzilla plus some disco rhythm from Say So by Doja Cat.

Test your agility and coordination skills with the next 6 run drills in this video.

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OK time to test your agility and coordination skills with the next 6 run drills in this video! 1. Straight leg skip 2. Skip hop 3. Skip with forward arm swing (you can also do it backwards) 4. Side swing hop with lateral arm swing 5. Hip opener skip 6. Heel taps Again you can do it in circuit fashion: Do each drill for 30-45sec, with a 15-20s rest between each drill. Then do the circuit for 3-4 rounds Or you can do it in sets: 3-4 sets of 30-45sec each drill with 15-20s rest between sets. Hope you have some fun trying these drills out! Try it out with your kids too 😬 #nikerunning #nikemalaysiarunningcoach #nikevomero14 #acecertifiedpersonaltrainer #applewatchseries5 #shotoniphone11 #stayhome

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