Stride Rate Coaching Idea

One way to help get your stride rate up to 90 strides a minute or to get your athlete to raise their stride rate count is to follow a runner that hits the 90 count all the time. Have them run in their shadow at a comfortable pace matching foot strikes with the leader. As a coach, I would always have the 9th graders shadow me on runs to help them hit this 90 count stride rate pattern. Modeling the exact technique you want and having them follow is a great way to effect change.