Born To Run Coach, Eric Orton, discusses and demonstrates run form and technique.
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@Kees Knee drive helps provide power INTO the ground with the stance leg, propelling you forward. So also focus on the running in place to understand the knee drive - notice how the knees come up in front of you immediately after foot strike. This should be no different when moving forward. The only thing that changes is your body angle or grade of the terrain. Imagine stepping over a log as you run - another great mental imagery drill. The faster you run, the larger the log.
Thanks for the video Eric, I was triggered by your words about kneedrive. I am more focused on reflexes in the running. I might need to think this over. Your exercise for stabilization is helpful for me. I´m going to use this new information in my sessions with students.
Thanks so much Eric for a well explained, well demonstrated video. I'm posting to my fitness page wall and sharing with my clients as well. Oh, and we have some pretty fine hill here on Mt. Tamalpais so come visit and maybe we'll pass on the trail out there sometime! Cheers, Shiloh
Watched this video before, liked it just as much this time around. As you have said it's not hard, but you must practice, practice, practice. I have used these type of drill for my own minimalist footwear running and my athletes / runner friends. One thing that came up for me watching this video this time was not kicking the stance leg back, it is about knee drive. Maybe we should start saying to runner not to have a good kick at the end of the race, but a good knee drive.
Move Well In A Deeper Sense,
Been running off and on my whole life. Last 2 years during training for marathon, developed shin splints that lead to stress fractures. Currently on DL and going to follow this like bible. Thanks for giving me hope!
That's great Cecilia. This is how running can and should be. Keep at it and it will only get better and better. And, start to notice how "open" and good your hip flexors start to feel.
Yesterday, I put into practice what I learnt from this video: I ran up and downhill using the fore foot strike technique and I felt my running very different.It was light and comfortable...not heavy at all. It reduced my timing in 30 minutes. I couldn't believe it. I did not feel any backache or pain in my knees...it was incredible. In my 5 years as a self-motivated runner, nobody has ever taught me how to run. Therefore, I thank you Eric for your advice. It has helped me a lot :)
@ Joseph: Gaining muscle memory for good form also includes, cadence, proper run intensity, strength runs and speed/strength runs. All of this will help speed up the process. For example, many times runners do not run hard enough or slow enough throughout the week to make much progress long term.
Try doing short hill repeats and very short, 10-15 second sprints to help develop this speed/strength. And slow down on your easy runs.
Not to make a plug, but I will be coming out with an entire strength training program to help this transition, but again, putting all of this together with a good run program will really help.
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