I am running the CCUM in March 2010 and really want to sort my form out before then. Which package would be best for me to try. I have done 3 marathons and 1 Ironman Triathlon plus numerous shorter distance races in the last 2 years.
I have always been a heel striker and since reading Born to Run and Chi Running i am changing my form.
Hi Kevin - Welcome to the site and glad to hear you will soon be Mas Loco!! Your experienced background will serve you well down in the canyon. I have designed a 50 miler Training package with the CCUM in mind. Look for it posted on the Training Package page. For all CCUM Mas Locos, I am taking 25% off the price of this package, so if you do decide to purchase this, use the coupon code: CCUM at checkout to apply the discount. AND, my portion of the sale will be donated back to Caballo and the race. Korima!
I am also glad to hear Born To Run inspired you to get off that heels. You will notice my comment throughout this site that running form is NOT hard, what is hard is having the patience to develop good muscle memory. The training package is a big part of developing this, so just as Chris trained for CCUM in Born to Run, it takes more than just working on form. Proper strength endurance training was a big part of Chris's success down there in Tarahumara country.
Hope this helps and please keep asking questions about CCUM if you feel the need. - E