Running Form Drills: Ankling

Distance runners in general have been a little late to the running form game — our friends in the sprint world have been way ahead of us for years! So when it comes to running form drills to help you improve, I like to look to the sprint world for help.


One of my favorite “borrowed” (stolen) running form drills from the sprint world is the “ankling” drill. This is a super-easy drill that you can use pre-run or pre-workout to wake your legs up, emphasize short ground contact time, and practice proper foot placement under your hips.


Check out the video for the correct form, and add it to your routine today!



About Coach Carl
Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, and Competitor and is a regular contributor to various running publications.