January 30, 2022 at 6:22 pm #14389
I just realized I had been typing “2021” in the prior weeks. Sorry about that. Anyway, hope last month went well for you.
This week we want to stick with the 2 shorties and one moddie run, all at easy intensity. But we want to add into our gait training. I had you thinking about foot strikes and pressures, now I want you to focus on ONE THING. This is reducing GCT, or ground contact time in the stance phase of your stride. How does one accomplish this? You use the Snap&Pop methodology. Snap your foot down crisply (but not violently) with each strike. Then, pop it off the ground quickly, pushing off the medial ball (1st Met head, big toe side). That’s it.
Hippety Hoppity Pippity Poppity! Let me know how this works for ya!February 2, 2022 at 6:52 pm #14396
OK…keep working on those strike mechanics. Now, listen for the sound your feet make. It should not be too loud, but crisp, and fairly even from side to side. Is that happening? If not, ping me back and we’ll discuss.February 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm #14425
Had to be a walking demon this week, or maybe a walking warlock, or a biking Beelzebub! Tweaked my knee in last week’s class…a fluke incident. It’s getting better but slow like me! How are you guys doing?February 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm #14427Danette SnyderParticipant
Sorry it been a while! Thanks for the reminder/push JZ! Knees are feeling better! Thank you John! Milage/time is feeling easier and my recovery seems to be getting faster after the longer runs! Feeling great over all!February 6, 2022 at 2:23 am #14428Kati HengelParticipant
I went on a brief hiatus because I got Covid from work and had a hard time getting back into running mentally + residual covid chest pain. BUT I am happy to report that I got one shorter run, one climb, one masterclass, and one longer adventure run in this week! I was nervous that I’d feel like a lot of my strength and running base were lost after taking some time off, but I was pleasantly surprised how strong I felt on the uphills. The masterclass and T2 workouts have really helped me maintain/gain strength.
I did the adventure/exploring run today and my dog, Jack, and I had so much fun playing in the mud and crossing various creeks. I will say it was nice to feel more like myself again. It was a mix of road and trail. On the road portions I tried to focus on the snap and pop. I noticed that as I got tired I thought of it less. It was a little over 5 miles when I got back to the house.
I have a run coming up in two weeks that I reflected on while I was out today. It is back to back 25k’s over a Saturday and Sunday. I’m nowhere near where I thought I would be conditioning wise for various hiccups/reasons, and I decided I really have no expectations as far as time or performance. I just want to go out and enjoy myself. I can always hike 🙂 and I don’t have to go out for the second 25k if the bod isn’t feeling up to it.
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