HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle

#19 Running Form Demystified: 3 Game-Changing Tips for Efficiency

September 17, 2023 Dr. Marion Herring and Dr. Rob Green Episode 19
HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle
#19 Running Form Demystified: 3 Game-Changing Tips for Efficiency
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In a world inundated with running advice and information, it's easy to get lost in the noise. But fear not, because in this episode, we dive deep into the art of running form, demystifying the intricacies that can make you an efficient runner. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just lacing up your sneakers for the first time, understanding your run gait is crucial.

Join us as we explore the three key features of your run gait that can transform your running experience:

1.  Good Neutral Posture with Forward Lean:  

We'll break down the importance of maintaining a strong, neutral posture with a forward lean. Discover how this fundamental element can revolutionize your running efficiency.  Most runners think "running tall" is good form.  But running is a forward lean so tall is not good advice.  Think of a neutral posture and forward lean like someone is pulling your heart to the finish line.

2. The Foot Strike Debate:

We cut through the confusion surrounding the foot strike debate. Instead of obsessing over foot position, we focus on landing with a vertical or forward shin at the strike—let your foot do what it naturally does.  In the world of overstriding,  it's the shin angle that puts the brakes on during your gait cycle.  One simple change often puts your foot where it belongs and you simply let the foot work the way it was designed.

Perfecting the Swing Phase:
Learn the secrets of a good Swing phase, getting your heel up and your shin vertical at toe-off before your thigh drive. This back-end focus is essential for efficiency and enhancing your pace.

Efficient running isn't just about covering miles; it's about mastering the nuances of your gait. Join us as we uncover the secrets to becoming a more efficient, powerful, and graceful runner.

Tune in to this podcast episode for insights that will take your running form to the next level. Whether you're aiming for a personal best or simply want to enjoy your runs more, this episode is your guide to achieving your running goals.

Don't let the noise of running advice overwhelm you—let us demystify running form and help you become the best runner you can be.

Some of our favorite run drills:

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Sports Medicine Pros Talk Racing, Training
Demystifying Run Form
Understanding Run Form for Better Performance
Foot Strike, Stability in Running
Forward Lean's Importance in Running
Shin Angle's Importance in Running
Understanding Foot Strike and Running Mechanics
Improve Efficiency With Heel and Thigh
Exploring Cadence and Its Impact
Efficiency and Maintenance in Running
Improving Running Technique and Habits
Patience and Persistence in Training