We have talked about strides but there are other drills out there you can do. You don't need to do drills every day you run but they are a great idea before doing runs with any tempo or speed work OR if you are just getting back into running. They are also great for newer runners to ensure that strong habits are formed while mileage builds.
Drills are designed to imitate efficient running form, which means getting proper head position, checking arm movement, working on hip extension, landing with a great foot strike and developing full body coordination.
Here is a great video of some running drills you can do on your run after warming up for 5-15 minutes or at home after running barefoot around your living room for 2 minutes.
Today, take 5 minutes to add in drills to the beginning of your run to help build great form and then continue on your way with whatever your workout is for the day.
AND HAPPY WEEKEND!