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
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.