Jan 21, 2022
Short episode summary
Although running is as natural as eating and sleeping, we each run differently. In this episode, Coaches Valerie and Caroline discuss the importance of concentrating on the proper running form to run pain-free.
Timestamps of big takeaways
Pose, Fall, Pull
[01:15] Coach Valerie explains that the running pose is basically like a figure four. It's holding your ears, shoulders, hips, lifted ankle, in line over the ball, the foot, you have to hold that your entire run. The challenge then is that we forget that it's 68% of our body weight for most of us. You need to be in the running pose when you're on the ground. Pulling to pose is your job, and the pull responds to the fall. The coolest part of it is that when you actually let your body fall forward, and the foot will naturally pull, what we're doing is helping you feel that action and then making you better prepared to handle that.
[04:32] Coach Valerie gives an example of running on a treadmill - that's when you can just pull. The action of running is great, and the running itself is free falling. When you go out to practice, this is where the challenge lies. If you hold your pose and pull, you will always be pulling to pose.
[06:15] Free fall is any motion of a body where gravity is the only force acting upon it, and you let gravity take the body mass of someone.
[06:49] If you're running, your job is to pull, but you can't forget the fall and the pose. It should be quicker movements, and less muscle less effort.
[09:15] Coach Valerie tells people it is natural as you run more and more to connect more, with falling. When watching elite runners, that smooth aspect you see, that's from years of putting themselves in the right pose. You can get there too. It can become as natural for you as it does for these elite athletes.
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