Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Training

Feet First: Creating a Firm Foundation

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All Access
Fall Sale
$1.52 / week*

  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Better Nutrition, Yoga Journal, Clean Eating, and more
  • Today’s Plan training platform with customized programs
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Professional race photos from FinisherPix
  • Exclusive discounts on gear, travel, and race-entry fees
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+
Women's Running

Print + Digital
Special Price
$0.50 / week *

  • Annual subscription to Women's Running magazine
  • Access to all member-exclusive content on WomensRunning.com
  • Ad-free access to WomensRunning.com
Join Women’s Running

*Outside memberships are billed annually. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Run College “Optimize Your Stride” course, available exclusively to Outside+ members. You can read more about the course and its offerings here. Already a member? Register for the course here.

Focus on Feet

As runners, we hear a lot about core control and strengthening our hips and knees, but often perhaps the most foundational part of our running stride doesn’t get the love and attention it deserves.

Jay walks us through a series of exercises designed to give our feet and toes the TLC they need for stellar performance.

Section divider

Introduction

Video loading...
Section divider

Toe Yoga

Video loading...
Section divider

Pass Around

Video loading...
Section divider

Foot Band Twist

Video loading...
Section divider

Foot Rocks

Video loading...
Section divider

Twisted Airplane

Video loading...

PreviousNext