Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Running Technique

I am always trying to improve my technique, and after the run the other night, I felt like something wasn't clicking. I decided to hit the track last night and do a bunch of drills and get myself on camera to see what was going on. In the "Before" video, it seems I have regressed to the push-off style that I am used to. There is extension out the back and I am landing in front. After going barefoot, I realized what was going on. My stride was way too long, and I wasn't continuing the fall. Each step was a deliberate push-off in the "Before," rather than a continuous motion like when I go barefoot. "After" shoes less vertical oscillation, a more smooth and continuous cadence, and a better body line. Is it perfect? Far from it, but I have located some of the problems that have been hampering my speed.

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