I am looking to see if anyone has any drills that will help teach me to land more on my midfoot to reduce the impact and schock from running.
Try a barefoot treadmill run.
This is a tough question to answer. Drills are a good way to warm-up, some coaches think they reinforce good form, but the research is mixed. Your best bet is to practice faster running in a pair of lighter shoes that have a minimal heel-toe drop (the heel isn't elevated that much). It's much easier to land on your midfoot when you're running faster in a shoe with a lower profile. It takes awhile to change your form, and it's often difficult, but this is a good strategy.
Additionally, an important aspect of form to consider is not where on your foot you're landing, but where on the ground. Landing underneath your center of mass with a quick cadence of about 180 steps per minute is more important than landing on your midfoot. Having this high a cadence and landing directly underneath your body will also help you to land on your midfoot.
PS. I wrote a longer post about improving your running form that you may enjoy - http://strengthrunning.com/2010/06/how-to-run-like-chris-solinsky-improve-your-form-to-prevent-injuries/
Have you looked into Chi Running at all? I am currently about mid way through the book. There is also a DVD, but I didnt get that. It has ideas/ways to train yourself into running on a midfoot strike. I am currently working on it indoors on a treadmill, but I plan on attending a workshop next month to make sure I am doing it correctly as well.
basically, Chi running promotes a mid foot strike with paying close attention to your center of gravity and strength in your core to minimize impact and injury and conservation of energy.
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+1 re: Pose Method of running
I've read both the Chi Running and Pose Method books. At least for me I felt the Pose drills made more sense and helped me get a feel for for how things should feel when running - moreso than the Chi Running drills/exercises did.
It feels very odd when learning. Keep chipping away at it. It will feel normal after a while.
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