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Ep199 – Running Performance…Designing an Effective Training Program

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Designing an effective training program is one of the main keys to enhancing your running performance. In this episode of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast, I cover some basic principles that can help you to achieve your goals. Specifically, we discuss assessment, goal, timeline, and plan as the major considerations. If you’ve been interested in setting up a training program that…

Running Performance…Designing an Effective Training Program

Fall is either here or on the way, depending on where you live. It’s my favorite time of the year. The weather is often pleasant, the light takes on a golden hue, and it’s just a great time to be outside doing things you enjoy. Since this is the Running Performance Series, let’s recognize that fall is a great time,…

Ep198 – Running Performance…Running Workouts Simplified

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This edition of the Running Performance Series features a great topic…Running Workouts Simplified. Learn the 5 basic types of running workouts and how you can apply them to your own training to get more fun and results. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping you to achieve peak athletic…

Running Performance…Running Workouts Simplified

As a runner, sometimes — or even most of the time — you just head out the door and start running. Simplicity is indeed beautiful. But when you are interested in improving your running performance, you generally think of workouts as being purpose-specific. There are many ways to look at running workouts, and many of those can be quite scientific.…

Ep197 – Running Performance…Optimal Stride Length

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Optimal stride length is a key in running performance. Many runners and athletes wonder “How long should my stride be?” That’s the question we address in today’s episode. We look specifically at understriding and overstriding and how to correct these issues. Enjoy! This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping…

Running Performance…Optimal Stride Length for Runners

Now this is a fascinating topic! A very commonly asked question that I receive often from clients is “How long should my stride be?” As with many things, the answer often starts with “it depends.”  However, for any running body at a given speed, there is an ideal length of stride that optimizes running economy and efficiency. That’s where we…

Ep196 – Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 3 (Interventions)

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Part 3 of Video Gait Analysis provides the interventions that you can use to improve your running mechanics. Specifically, I go over 3 exercises, 3 drills, 3 cues, and 1 practice session. You can use these 10 simple interventions to improve your running performance and reduce your injury risk. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching…

Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 3 (Interventions)

Welcome to the 3rd and final part of our “series within a series.” I’m of course referring to our focus on the components of video gait analysis within our summer Running Performance Series. In Part 1 we reviewed how to take good footage so that you can capture a reasonable representation of your running mechanics. In Part 2 we touched…

Ep195 – Running Performance…Video Gait Analysis Part 2

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In this exciting episode of the pod, we discuss the second part of video gait analysis…what to look for in your running mechanics. Learn the components of your stride cycle and how you can identify potential issues. This can be a powerful tool in solving injury problems or improving performance. And, if you’d like to read the article which contains…

Running Performance – Video Gait Analysis Part 2 (Characteristics)

This is Part 2 of Video Gait Analysis and we are going to go over a few things to look for when examining your gait video. In Part 1 we reviewed the techniques and tips for getting good footage, and now we’ll take a look at a few of the components of running gait.  It’s important to recognize that when…