Speed work is an essential part of any training plan. But higher-intensity running also puts more stress on your tendons, ligaments and muscle tissue. Andrew Kastor, coach of the Mammoth Track Club, recommends preworkout drills to help bridge the gap between the warm-up and the workout. Drills increase the range of motion in joints, which allows you to stride with less effort. Kastor says drills also fire up your nervous system, making it more efficient at controlling muscles.
Source: Pre-Workout Drills for Speed
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Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.