Starting the Kinetic Revolution 30-Day Challenge

No, this isn’t a weight-loss challenge– it’s a running mobility challenge.  I’m a big fan of a lot of the ideas that come out of the U.K.-based Kinetic Revolution group as they seem to emphasize the same core principles that enlightened physical therapists recommend for their clients.  Last night, I signed up for their 30-day challenge, which promises to make me a stronger, healthier runner and only takes 15-20 minutes a day of light exercise before running.  Heck, I can do that!  If you’re interested in joining me in getting stronger and faster, join me after the break. Continue reading

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Muscle Tension and Restoring “Pop” to Your Running

Over the summer, I’ve been filling in as the track coach for my team’s track workouts.  Every now and again, I have been adding in plyometrics, which I think are pretty essential for distance running.  I usually get some skeptical looks (particularly from the Ironman crowd) so I thought I would explain my thinking and also talk about my views about how to use plyometrics to get free speed in your running.

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