Tag: efficient running

18
Feb

Pip’s 1st 50 Miler

Rather than one of my stories, I’ve just been gifted the story of another runner – a ‘real runner’, who runs for the sheer joy of running and who loves running just as much as me.  I don’t meet these ‘real runners’ often, and it moves me that we’ve created running memories together.  Pip’s ‘story’ came as a result of

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6
Feb

Perpetual Forward Motion – who’s whispering the loudest?

Efficient Running or Who can whisper the loudest? Yes, the debate between cushioned trainers and minimal has been done to death over the past 12 to 24 months.  Yes, ‘barefoot’ versus ‘traditional’ has been sided-over during the same period, discussed heatedly, with each party tending to stand their ground (no pun intended), remaining rooted to his/her original philosophy … at

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21
Jan

Efficient Running – What Does It Look Like?

We don’t all have to look exactly the same, but we are all human and there will be similarities.  The aim is to run in a more natural way, accommodating the musculo-skeletal anatomy, and avoiding injury.  Common mistakes which your body won’t like in the long run (‘scuse the pun!): Bouncy, toe-y run Over-striding Stabbing the ground with forward force

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21
Jan

‘Barefooting’

No, not a typo. And not yet in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. It IS however synonymous with ‘Vibram Five Fingers’ on Dictionary.com and will probably be elected an official word by the linguists before too long. Year 2002 Bizarrely, as far as the regular chap/ess in the street is concerned, the whole concept of shoes that encourage a more natural

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21
Jan

The 4 Fs of Efficient Running – Foundations : Form : Feel : Fun

Important Considerations for Efficient Running Foundations – Footwear Choice To run with great technique, you do not necessarily need to change your footwear.  There are plenty of runners who run very beautifully wearing supportive, cushioned trainers.  But, in my experience, I would suggest they are in the minority.  The problems with supportive, cushioned trainers boils down to three main things:

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16
Jan

Helen Hall: Posture & Movement Analyst and Efficient Running Coach

Welcome! Welcome to the Helen-Hall website, which ‘umbrellas’ all the different aspects of the work I do to encourage people to use their body’s in ways that are more ‘biomechanically-friendly’.  In running this translates as: more speed: less effort: fewer injuries and in day-to-day aspects of life translates as: better posture: more mobility: more comfort People have come across me

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20
Dec

Barefoot Audio: efficient running coaching albums

Barefoot Audio Access your first Barefoot Audio coaching album right now – free download here For those looking to learn how to run safely and efficiently in minimalist footwear, or even literally barefoot, Barefoot Audio’s run coaching albums are innovative tools, and now that they’re available on iTunes, more accessible ones. “We are thrilled to be accepted by iTunes as

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