During this brief run career of mine I have never spent a lot of time thinking about HOW I actually run. More time is spent on thinking WHY I am doing this. I did some gait analysis with our coach but it has been more the race videos from 3 races that show that I just don’t look like a runner. (heavy, heel striking plodding movements don’t conjure up the fleet footed cheetah I want to be)
Now…I know looks aren’t everything but if I really want to speed up, stay (relatively) uninjured and be more efficient, I gots to work on form. Enter in our run talk from last night with our clinic. Our
If you are a runner, you should know these but I have usually done them in some evil combination around a track at breakneck speed hoping to not fall down or look too stupid.
But if you do them properly – which I was not doing at all at first- you can see how much they can help. In just doing them the right way, I could get that glimmer of not heel striking and not plodding but maybe gliding and being the efficient engine I want to be. So before every run, I am going to incorporate these to get the feel I want before I start my usual
So I have the tools, I have have access to the knowledge and technology…let’s rebuild me.
And maybe the hubs and I can get some wicked velour suits to run in as well….