In our training regime of easy runs, long runs, tempo runs, track work and strength work, we are continuously working at getting fitter, faster and stronger. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, but what if I told you that you could potentially make these sessions easier on your body by simply focusing on small postural changes? Teaching your body to habitually make minor changes to your form to remove bad habits and improve posture will effectively improve your running economy and help you to become a more efficient runner over time. Your running engine (that you are continuously working at making stronger) will automatically take less strain when you remove unnecessary loads from your runs.
RacePace Coaching will be doing talks on running form and posture and how improving it could make your everyday running experience much better.
Clinton Hunter will be talking to you about running form and posture, the pitfalls, the bad habits and when and how improvements can be made. He would also like to offer form assessments for those runners that are interested.
Topics to be covered:
The Brain – How building new neural pathways improves running form
Stride Phases – The importance of muscle function/balance with regard to economy
Over Striding – how it affects foot strike and weight distribution
Foot Strike – Which is better and why. (Why heel striking is OK)
The Arms – Why they are so important
The Core – How core strength or lack thereof affects running posture and stride
Injury Risk – How improving all of the above will reduce injury risk.
The cost of the talk is free
Form & Posture assessments include video of your running stride. Left, Right, Back and Front plus a full comprehensive report highlighting areas that need improvement, what the risk of the specific weakness is and how to go about correcting the issue.
Cost of the assessment is R350
List of current talks coming up that you may be able to attend.
Watch this space!!
For more info contact Clint on:
If you would like us to come and talk at your club/shop/running group etc. Please also send me an email/call (info above) or go to our booking page and send us a message to book.