The weather has warmed up and the doors are wide open at the box. With the return of the warm weather comes an increase in our running during our workouts. The increase in running is a treat to some of us and chore to some of our other athletes.
If you are one of the people that enjoys running – go take a lap while the rest of us read this post. If you are still reading – my hope is that reading this post will not feel like a chore.
I have a love/hate relationship with running. I loved running as a kid, I played sports up until college and I ran track for 6 years. The funny thing with all those years of running – I didn’t run a mile until I was in my late 20’s.
I don’t know if any of you have had a similar experience – but being able to sprint and run for distance have similarities and a lot of differences. I didn’t know how to hold my form, or control my breathing for long runs. I would start a run looking graceful like a swan and would end the run as an ugly duckling.
As I was looking up information to help improve my distance running – I came across the Pose Method style of running. The Pose Method is, “Efficient, injury-free movement taught through poses. You can use the Pose Method techniques to prevent injuries and to dramatically improve your athletic performance.”
The simplicity of the poses and how it all related was easy to understand and made sense. I went out for runs and tried to use the information that I learned, but as soon as I got tired I would go back to my ugly duckling style of running.
I’m really focusing on the Pose Method as we ramp up our running at the box. I was able to hold my running poses during the last few running WODs I completed. I’m going to put in the time and effort to reinforce my efficiency in running and I believe that you can do it too. Keep focusing on the fundamentals and it will all come together in the end.
Stay tuned for more insight on my running journey and I would love to have your comments and/or feedback on this post.
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