How do you actually practice in real-world conditions?
First, it's important to understand the difference between a close skill exercise and an open skill exercise.
The clip above is a closed skill exercise (CSE) where the environment is predictable, the movement pattern is predetermined and the individual sets the pace themselves. Unfortunately, CSE do not represent real-world conditions.
Open skill exercises (OSE) take place in dynamic environments where the environment changes unpredictably, necessary movement patterns are not predetermined and pacing is outside of the individual's control.
When you run, that is typically an OSE. There are many factors subject to change: ground surfaces, surroundings, pace and perceived competition (be it your teammate, friend or every runner you come across)
Most skill acquisition starts with a simple CSE but the transition to OSE is vital. OSE requires the individual to process information at a much higher speed and do so under stress and fatigue. This experience translates to better performance during competition.
How does the PR1 fit into OSE?
The PR1's real-time feedback means you can identify and reinforce proper footwork under any situation: merging the lines between CSE and OSE. Every activity is an opportunity to reinforce proper movement.
It's one thing to think about your form at the start of a run but another thing to maintain that level of focus for an extended period of time, let alone the entire race. Build consistent footwork anywhere, anytime with the PR1 Footwork Training Aid.