Author Jason Koop

Jason Koop is the author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning and Coaching Director for CTS. Over his 15-year career as a coach he has worked with novice, age-group and elite ultrarunners, including Kaci Lickteig, Timothy Olson and Dylan Bowman. As Coaching Director, Jason oversees the performance and continuing education of more than 50 coaches. For information on CTS coaching and training camps, visit trainright.com.

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Retool Your Running Mechanics: Transition to the Outdoors

In part one of this series, we started with a home-based strength and coordination program to lay the platform for a stronger and more capable runner. In part two, we incorporated outdoor movements and drills to further refine the process. Part three pulls all of these components together and moves them to become efficient and economical trail running.

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Retool Your Running Mechanics: Outdoor Drills

Outdoor drills are an important bridge between the work you completed in a gym or strength training setting, and your actual running mechanics on the road or trail. The movements in the drills described below leverage the coordination, neuromuscular adaptation and strength you recently developed.