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 the...
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...
The Art of Falling

The Art of Falling

Why would you want to do the work when gravity can do it for you?  Get the leaning aspect of your run right and you’ll never have to push yourself along again! Set Up Before you start running engage your core.  The core is a collection of muscles and tendons that run...