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Running ABC

Early in 2016 I devised a series of “Technique Taster” sessions to introduce members of Witney Road Runners to some basic running technique concepts and tips.  Here’s what we got up to in the second session:

Session 2: Running ABC – adding agility and co-ordination to balance for a solid running technique foundation. Continue reading Running ABC

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Introduction to Running Technique And Balance

Early in 2016 I devised a series of “Technique Taster” sessions to introduce members of Witney Road Runners to some basic running technique concepts and tips.  Here’s what the first session had in store:

Session 1: Introduction to Technique & Balance – what do we mean by “running technique” and how balance relates to your running. Continue reading Introduction to Running Technique And Balance

Technique Taster Sessions

Early in 2016 I was invited to speak with the Witney Road Runners committee.  I was asked to present my vision of how we could introduce a more formal coaching initiative to the club.  Having engaged with the membership it was clear they wanted to know more about running technique so I proposed an 8 week series of “Technique Tasters” – interactive running seminars to introduce some of the basic concepts and tips. Continue reading Technique Taster Sessions

#Juneathon Day 14: Brought to you by the letter I

I decided to try something different today after last night’s disappointment and frustration: I would do Day 14 of the Kinetic Revolution 30 day running technique challenge in the morning.  I was hoping to be both mentally and physically fresher to give myself the best chance of having a quality session.

I re-watched the video took my time with the exercises and felt my confidence growing.  I still found the exercises much harder than the first 12 days, especially the ones involving holding a press up position.  I have very weak arms!

I’m still a little confused over exactly what makes each repetition so I urred on the side of more is better than less.  I wish I hadn’t!  I just about managed to do one set of each exercise, which is better than last night.  I’m going to try to do the full workout tomorrow.

I feel much better than last night.  I am improving and I can feel more improvement still to go.  I can’t believe I’m not even halfway through Juneathon yet!

#Juneathon Day 13: Brought to you by the letter U

A Juneathon including Friday the 13th: unlucky, unfortunate, unsuccessful?  Or will the “un” be removed from the fun?

I was looking forward to today – the start of the third stage of the Kinetic Revolution running technique challenge – but I’m left a little flat after it.  The level of difficulty of the exercises seems to have shot up – I’m not sure if it has or if it’s just my state of mind after a bust week at work.  I hope it’s the latter, otherwise the next 5 days are going to be long and hard.

On the plus side, the basic plyometric exercises were nice and simple!

Undauted, I will continue, unabated, unflinching at the unrelenting progress of Juneathon and the Kinetic Revolution running technique challenge.

#Juneathon Day 11 & 12: Brought to you by the letter F

Having a friend for food last night saw my first fail of Juneathon so today I had to make up for it.  A fun, friendly club run in the evening sun followed by Day 12 of the Kinetic Revolution technique challenge in front of the football.

The strength workout was even more challenging with slightly tired legs from the jaunt along the River Windrush with the Witney Road Runners!

But I did it! I think my favourite exercise of this stage is… a tie between the single leg straight leg deadlift (that @MrsTWymer has nicknamed the “Reverse Running Man”) and the mountain climbers (aka the Spiderman).  I’m now looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Stage 3.

Je suis fatigue.

#Juneathon Day 10: Brought to you by the letter N

A third of Juneathon down and it’s time to roll out the quick one.  I’ve just done the day 10 session of the Kinetic Revolution 30 day running technique challenge and am now competent at the strength exercises.  Still enjoying the feeling of mobility, strength and flexibility.

Tuesday’s are also my night for leading other runners so we had a very pleasant few kilometres in and around the local park.  Most refreshing was having a couple of newbies, taking their first running steps – hopefully I’ll see them again next week!