Training tips to help your running
Weekly training tips and strategies you can use to improve your running, stay motivated and use as form focus.
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Steve and Margot Manning
FORM TIP: “Light Feet Fast Feet”
Tip #3. Wear a lighter running shoe.
Running in lighter shoes improves your foot strike, your running efficiency, and is more responsive as you strike the ground. The ideal lightweight shoe for you will still support you when running faster but be light enough to make you run faster and give you a psychological boost.
Now is a good time to add these into your training to allow time for you to be comfortable in them for race day.
Pop into the intraining Running Centre so you can try on a few different ones and see which one suits you best.
FORM TIP: Run faster with “Light feet, fast feet.”
Try Tip #2 HIPS UP. To run more powerfully, you need a powerful pose.
Higher hips keep you in a stronger position to keep your foot strike closer to your body and to maintain more powerful running.
Low hips lose power as your hips, knees and ankles flex more.
TRY THIS AT TRAINING THIS WEEK…
TIP: To maintain higher hips requires core strength.
INJURY TIP: ITB Injuries don’t like long runs – they get cranky and can hang around for ages!!.
Pain on the side of the knee is often an ITB injury. At the very first signs of this
#1 Use your ITB roller #2ice the area that’s sore
#2 Check your shoes have not worn out or have a strange wear pattern
#3 Run on the opposite side of the road if there’s a camber.
DON’T IGNORE This one!! If it’s not going away, come and see us at the intraining clinic to look at all the reasons it’s happened and what other management you can do to not lose too much running time.
FORM TIP: “Light feet, fast feet.”
For faster running, you want to be lighter on your feet and have less time on the ground.
Tip #1: Land closer to your body. Your foot strike location in relation to your body is critical.
For faster running, you want your foot to land closer to your body. This moves you forward faster and improves your momentum.
Try this at the speed session this week.
Weekend running with intraining:
Brisbane Road Runners Club Race
21.1k Club Championship, 5k, 10k
- When: Sunday 02nd May
- Where: West End
- Time: 6am
- Distance: 5km to 10km & 21.1km view more details here!
Hamilton Island Hilly Half
- When: Sunday 2nd May
- Where: Hamilton Island
- Time: 6am
- Distance: 10km & Half Marathon
Stay on the road this season.
- Check-in with your coaches
- Stay connected to your running buddies
- Get your niggles checked early with our podiatry and physiotherapy team
- Rotate your running shoes
We’re all here to help you love your running.
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PODIATRY & PHYSIO
Got a running niggle or an injury? Need to improve your running form?
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