Transformational Running

Posted: April 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

I think every runner that’s interested in improving and transforming their form should view this video. It captures the essence of what every runner should focus on to become more efficient and ultimately enjoy their running more.

This was produced by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella M.D. (Professor Family Medicine at West Virginia University). Here are some of the important highlights:

Running is not a battle between you and your body.
Get strong in the right places.
Get loose in the right places.
Be in balance…cadence of 180 steps per minute.
Have rhythm.
Place your feet under you, not in front of you.
Do not overstride.
Extend your hips.
Progress slowly.
Light Drills are key.
Develop quick and springy feet.
Pick up your feet.
Your feet are your messengers…listen to them.
Run tall… with good posture.
Relax and Breathe.
Lean just a little from the ankles.
Lower your loading rate.
Lower your impact transient
Run and have fun.
Learn. Evolve. Run

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