All about speed in sports

The definition of speed

The fastest rate at which a person can complete a task or cover a distance.
The bottom line in running is that if you want to go faster you either have to increase your stride length or stride frequency, or both!

Some drills to help you inprove your speed

  • high knees: The aim of this drill is to increase stride frequency and improve knee lift for when you need to pick up the pace.
  • pull through:This drill helps develop timing and power to get your leg in position to power yourself through your stride, and increase stride length.
  • bounding: Bounding really helps you to develop your leg power and strength, therefore increasing your stride length.

Here are some of the drills