Why Runners Get Injury - Part 1 of Priority Pyramid for Runner’s

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:22
I start every talk I give to runners by asking “who is currently injured”? There are usually only one or two outcasts that don’t raise their hand. This is because pushing through pain has become an acceptable part of running culture. There is a lot of click bait type of information on the internet and health care providers giving misinformation, so I want to set a few things straight, because the more you know the better. Quality vs Quantity Distance runners are inherently obsessed with volume (Quantity), yet the extent of most runners formal training in running technique (Quality) ended when...

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Building a Strong Foundation in order to Run Faster and Farther - Part 2 of Priority Pyramid for Runner’s

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:21
I like to say, be a good human 1st, and an athlete second. There is a saying that a pyramid can only be built as high as its foundation. The same goes for humans, especially athletes. If you want to maximize your training to run faster and farther, you will need a foundation that isn't going to crack under the stress. Body Problem = Running Problem Some car analogies - Can your chassis take the stress? Are your wheels aligned? Adequate PSI in the tires? What causes cracks in your foundation? A) Breathing Before you roll your eyes, I want to point out the difference between proper breathing vs...

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Developing Your Running Skills to Run Faster & Farther - Part 3 of Priority Pyramid for Runner’s

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:19
What good is conditioning if you don’t have the skill required for your sport? If you want to run faster and farther you will need to improve your running skills. It’s the general assumption that anyone can be a runner. Most “Learn to Run” programs help people slowly and manageably progress their milage. I have seen less than a handful of learn to run programs that actually teach people HOW TO RUN! The focus is actually on conditioning, with running as the modality. These learn to run programers are the ones who fill up my schedule 3 months away from their first half marathon. Why? Because...

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Optimizing your Training Program to Run Faster and Farther - Part 4 of Priority Pyramid for Runner’s

Submitted by DrJaritt on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:16
If you want to run faster and farther you are going to need variety in your run training. Like any programming (think in the gym with a personal trainer) you don’t want to just do one type of run training as you will stagnate and plateau, so it is best to cycle through different kinds of programming. There are four main types of training, or programming, you will want to incorporate into your runs. Each program will have a different intent to make you a better runner. Their order of importance will depend on the kind of race you are training for. Each will challenge and adapt you to prepare...

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