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Develop Balance to Become a Better Distance Runner!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Friday, April 1, 2016

Zap Fitness strength coach and steeplechase finalist at the 2009 USATF Championships, Ryan Warrenburg, has athletes complete a single leg balance exercise at the beginning and end of every core and strength workout. This exercise is so important because runners are constantly on one foot.

Single Leg Balance

Drill Summary: Athletes stand on one foot for 30 seconds. As they stand, they can challenge themselves by doing various arm movements to shift their center of balance. Beginners to this exercise can start on the ground, but as athletes get better at it, they can move on to completing the drill on a bosu ball and even with their eyes closed. Make sure to work on both feet equally and keep shoulders over hips and hips over feet.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Zap Fitness: Proven Training Methods for Distance Running Success.” Browse through other world class Track & Field videos at!

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Use These Drills to Increase Distance Runner Flexibility!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Head coach of the Boise State University track & field and cross country programs, Corey Ihmels, provides examples of some of his favorite hurdle flexibility drills for distance runners. As a two time All-American in track and four time  All-American in cross country, coach Ihmels knows what it takes to outrun the competition.

Flexibility for Distance Runners

Drill Summary: Drills addressed in the video include: two leg hops, the A walk, the A run, the A skip, straight leg ankle bound, karaokes, alternating A run, fast feet and A run build-ups.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Coaching Distance Runners: Planning Guide for Success.” View other world class Track & Field videos!

Enhance Your Speed Endurance with Quality Workouts

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

2x Florida Class 4A State Champion, David Halliday, illustrates the workouts that result in the ability to “run fast when you are tired.”  He states that this is the key to winning races – and it can be developed through proper training.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: 800M / 1500M.  To view more track & field videos from America’s top coaches and athletes, click here.

New Cross Country DVD featuring Will Freeman, Dr. Joe Vigil, and Bill Leach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2011

We have recently produced a Cross Country DVD featuring Will Freeman, Dr. Joe Vigil, and Bill Leach.  These three coaches are some of the best in running and they have many years of experience in the sport.  The title of this Cross Country DVD is:

2011 National Distance Running Summit

  • Four master coaches deliver over 14 hours of distance running instruction
  • High-level learning on team psychology, heart rate training, blood chemistry, running technique and more!
  • In addition, you will see exciting sessions on middle distance, cross country and marathon running



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