I have a young female sprinter who is coming back from a foot injury due to some oddity with her toes which the podiatrist has been able to help with insoles. She is now able to stride on grass pain free but I have noticed how heavy footed her foot strike is.
It isnt as active as it could be and is very ‘thuddy’. does anyone have any specific ideas or drills to help get that lightness in her stride and foot strike?
How young is your athlete? It seems like she hasnt adjusted to running or land based stuff yet, as she has been doing pool based training. She should adapt over the next few weeks as her general strength improves. A skips may help with foot strike & improving lower limb strength too.