Leapfrog Athletics: Running Backwards. Here Coach Matt goes over 3 Reasons WHY you should add running backwards to your training program. Do you have shin pain? Struggle with Posture? Trouble picking up your feet??? Adding a Backwards portion to each of your training runs can help correct these common running issues.
Coach Matt shares “WHY” we are called “Leapfrog.” Leapfrog describes the type of GAP training that we coach. What is your GAP? It’s reflective of your Active Recovery Time & Pace. In other words…when you hit THE WALL, how much do you have to slow down to recover? What is your GAP between your Hard […]
What exactly IS Power Running? With Leapfrog Athletics getting ready to begin our next training session we have received a lot of questions about Power Running. At Leapfrog we train athletes “How To” Run using your whole body: How to Accelerate, How to Maintain Pace, How to Recover…Keeping in mind FORM and MECHANICS. To put […]
In this video Coach Matt talks about training quality runs vs. quantity of runs and the importance of rest. Knowing “WHY” you’re running and what the goal is for each run will help your training immensely. Learning to “Run with Purpose” instead of just logging miles. Leapfrog Athletics believes in QUALITY RUNS and being certain […]
Here Coach Matt talks about following training plans and “The Method to the Madness.” When following a training plan it’s important to remember that they are not written as individual workouts but instead as a structured training towards your goal. Each workout is written based on both the previous workouts and the workouts to follow. […]
Here Coach Matt talks about the 2 capacities that concern every runner: The capacity to GO FURTHER & the capacity to GO FASTER. Coach Matt shares tips on “how to” increase run capacity. This is Part 2 of a two-part video series on “perceived effort” as a training philosophy and practice. Be sure to also […]
Thoughts from the road. Running in the rain, while often cold to start, warms the body in an ever so cool way! It’s often tough to “brave the elements” and lace up our shoes when the weather is anything but ideal. Too Hot? Too Cold? It’s Windy. It’s Rainy… All these outside forces testing our […]
Leapfrog Athletics: Building Better Mechanics with our “Water Bottle Workout.” In this Video Coach Matt demonstrates an Arm Position Drill to help establish efficient upper body form.
Leapfrog Athletics Video. Here Coach Matt demonstrates a “4 Count Crunch” to help athletes learn “How To” breath while running. We talk about INCREASING Lung Capacity and Slowing THE RATE of Breath. Practicing this technique will help you to increase both your speed and endurance capabilities.
Here Coach Matt talks about what to do during your run to increase both your speed and endurance capacity. Taking Inventory is a 4 step thought process to help keep you aware of your run mechanics.