Question: Do any of the cross-training exercises help one run faster?

Answer: Water running can help runners improve running form. The resistance of the water forces the legs to find a more efficient path. Put on a flotation device and go to the deep end of a swimming pool (usually at least 5.5 feet deep). Move your legs in a running motion that replicates how you run on land – no knee lift, extending your leg a little forward, feet low but kick out a little in the front, and bring the whole leg behind as the lower leg moves behind you. Start with 5-10 minutes and build up to 15-30 minutes. You can do this work out on a non-running day or as a second workout on a running day.

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