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Two Secrets to Running Lighter and Faster

Monday, June 02, 2014
Hey RIF REVers,

Will and I had a great weekend getting down to Bunyaville parkrun. Beautiful trail course with a couple of killer hills! If you get a chance check it out, so close to the city guys and and pretty stunning! Caught up with a few of the guys from Bunyaville Trail Runners so there was a lot of questions about hills which Will will go through later on. Will and I wanted to talk about running lighter because so many runners are heavy with their stride particularly as the distance creeps up and it takes it's toll on energy and speed. Will talks about one of the keys to running lighter and more efficiently to being aware of not flexing or bending through the hips. So many runners get tired and lose length in this area and almost always DON'T KNOW they are flexing slightly. This small mechanical change has a dramatic  effect on energy costs and potential injury forces. So in this video Will and I show you how to target it by releasing a much forgotten about muscle called pyramidalis as well as setting the deepest postural muscle while you run to keep form. 

Remember comfy at all times, before, during and after... if not stop!! If you have any health condition, injury, woman's issue in this area etc. check with doc before you tackle it yourself.

Was also great to have the Running Mums Australia crew in on the weekend. Great to meet so many of you. Thanks for all the great feedback! Will is a little master!! Can't wait to catch up with everyone at Gold Coast! 

Have a great week RIF REVers! 

Talk on Wednesday,

Paul Trevethan

Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.



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