I do ABC skips before hard runs, track workouts, and races.
Bring your knee to your chest with a small skip. Drive your leg straight down, and bring your other knee up to your chest with a small skip. Let your arms swing naturally, and keep your energy traveling forward.
Similar to A Skips but with a kick. Bring your knee up, and kick your foot out then back around with a small skip. Bring your other knee up, and kick your foot out then back around with a small skip. This one takes practice to get the timing down.
These are like A Skips except you turn your leg out to the side about 45 degrees. From the beginning, bring your knee up and out about 45 degrees, drive your leg down with a skip and bring your other knee up to the side, drive back down, etc.
- 5-10 minute warm up before skips.
- Keep your chest up.
- Look forward.
- Do each skip for 25-50 meters.