January 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Are you at risk for a run injury? Try this self-assessment.

With many of my personal training athletes, I use the overhead deep squat as a movement pattern to assess limits within the body. I have posted the video of this exercise/movement so you can perform a self-assessment.



The ability to perform the Deep Squat requires an optimal body weight squatting pattern and a poor performance of this squat can alert you to some stability, mobility and asymmetries within your body that may lead to run specific problems.



The Deep Squat is… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on January 31, 2010 at 6:00pm — 26 Comments

Fore Foot Srike Explained by Professor Daniel Lieberman

Here is a great video presentation by Prof. Daniel Lieberman of Harvard, explaining the benefits of a fore foot strike while running -… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on January 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Some Random Thoughts About Running

Here are some random things that have popped into my head about running. Feel free to add your own.

- A bad run beats not running everytime.



- While I think about stopping numerous times during the first 10 minutes of a run, I almost never do after that.



- Hills suck, particularly 6 x 2 min hill repeats (you know what I am talking about Eric), but however gassed I feel, at the end I always have a sense of accomplishment, especially since 6 months ago I could barely… Continue

Added by Richard McGaha on January 14, 2010 at 7:02pm — 4 Comments

Free Form Intervals

I thought I would share with you my Sunday run. Currently, I am not in a structured training mode, just running frequently and consistently. Over the last two years, I have not been putting in the long miles typical to my training schedule and have stumbled upon a great workout to keep the legs "alive" during your off season or to "wake" them up from always doing the same type of run.



I call this run free form or free form intervals because you are including a few intervals within a… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on January 13, 2010 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Winter Trail Running in Jackson Hole

Hi all - I am in the process of finalizing my Summer Run Camp schedule and as my mind is on summer, I thought I would post a short slide show of a great run I had during the holidays for everyone to get a glimps of my world and the Tetons under snow. Unlike most of the country, we have had an unusually dry and warm winter thus far in Teton Valley and trail running has been awesome!

Enjoy -… Continue

Added by Eric Orton on January 6, 2010 at 1:14am — 6 Comments

Anyone been using Newton running shoes?

I got a pair of Newton's and I have been running in them (forefoot/midfoot) for a few weeks and I wanted to see if anyone out there has tried them, and if so how long did it take for your calves to break into them? I used to be a heel striker but I switched as soon as I bought my Newtons.

Thanks

Added by J on January 3, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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