Second Wind

Second Wind
"Run With Purpose!"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Week 2 training run:

What a great run with the group last night! Everyone that came out did so well, you should truly be proud of what you have Already accomplished and be more and more confident each day in your ability to do this!

Again, such great questions from everyone and I really enjoyed getting the one-on-one time with so many of you. The difference in everyone's form from last week is just fantastic - strides are shortening, people are getting lighter on their feet and looser through their bodies.
land on the ball of your foot (almost flat). Exact form is to land on the outside ball of your foot, just behind your pinky toe, and roll flat.

Lift your foot off the ground using your big quad and hamstring muscles, don't push off with your calves - it's about efficiency, make it easier on yourself by moving away from your smallest muscles and focusing on your largest muscles.

Then, most importantly, relax

As Caballo Blanco says (in Chris McDougall's 'Born to Run'):

“Think Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast. You start with easy, because if that’s all you get that’s not so bad. Then work on light. Make it effortless, like you don’t give a $h*+ how high the hill is or how far you’ve got to go. When you’ve practiced that for so long that you forget you’re practicing, you work on making it smooooooth. You won’t have to worry about the last one — you get those three, and you’ll be fast.”

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