Running is effectively balancing on one leg after the other, over and over again, through the entirety of the run. Balance is therefore an essential skill all runners need to master. Perform the runner’s toe touch drill (demonstrated in the video below) throughout the day for a few seconds at a time to improve your running-specific balance. Train smart!
About Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges, PhD, is a trail runner, multisport athlete, and coach with credentials from USA Triathlon and the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to coaching multisport athletes, he has coached high school cross country and track runners in California and masters swimmers in Colorado and California. As a USAT All-American triathlete, he has competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships, the ITU World Duathlon Championships, and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a masters runner, he has won a series title in the XTERRA SoCal Trail Series. He began running in his youth and enjoys passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to both new and experienced athletes seeking to maximize enjoyment, competitiveness, and longevity in the sport.