What is Running Technique?

“I’ve got legs, I can run…”  Nobody has actually said that to me but I bet that’s what many are thinking!  For some reason we never think about HOW to run.  We learn to swim.  We learn to swing a bat or a racquet in the most optimal,...
A Heel Strike is Nasty

A Heel Strike is Nasty

Injuries are so common in endurance sport and the heel strike is the devil. Most people would have you believe that injury is normal. It’s not. Luckily, more and more people are seeing the benefits of a mid-foot or forefoot strike over a heel strike. When landing in...
How to Structure a Warm Up

How to Structure a Warm Up

The purpose of a warm up is to prime your muscles, your nervous system and your brain for the rigors of what you are about to undertake.  Depending on the duration and intensity, you could be putting your body under tremendous stress so you want to ease into that and...
Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

  Just like using a spoon, speaking a language or kicking a ball, running is a skill.  It’s not something that is inherently within us from birth; we need to build the strength to sit up, then to stand, then to walk before we can run.  Unfortunately for most of...
Floating on Air

Floating on Air

This is the fun part. This is where your running will really come together. Understand cadence and your running will be changed forever. Cadence is the pace of your legs. The number of times you take a step. Your leg turnover. The magic that brings all other elements...
The Only Movement you Need

The Only Movement you Need

In the pulling phase of the run we are simply turning the legs over.  As the lean creates forward momentum, the legs do not need to push; instead they simply keep the body balanced as gravity pushes us forward. Imagine the Roadrunner cartoon and draw a circle around...