Good running technique can improve your speed, endurance and resilience to injury, but it can often be hard to know how to intentionally go about improving it. So how can you structure your week or what tools can you utilised to help keep improving your technique? Here are some tips: Run Fast, Fresh, Often: Running[…]
You’ve gotta love a good old tempo run! This week we’re doing 25 minutes with some technique-targeting strides at the start. WHAT Tempo Run + Strides 4x20sec strides (100sec recovery jogs) 25mins @ lactate threshold pace Terrain: Flat-ish, measurable pathway. Feels: Armed and ready. Use the 4x20sec strides at the start to practice some technique[…]
It’s one thing to have great running technique at the start of a race but what about when you’re 15k into a half marathon or 32k in a marathon? Does your posture collapse or cadence slow? Knowing your tendencies and having a strategy to combat them is a great way to push through those though[…]
We all lean forwards to some extent when we run, but how much is too much and what should that lean look like? Hayden explains … Technique: Forwards Lean from TempoFit on Vimeo.
You’ve worked your backside off to get to the top of the hill, what next? How do you make the most of gravity and run efficiently downhill? And what about preventing injuries with all that pounding? Hayden explains in this two-minute video on downhill running technique … Downhill Running Technique from TempoFit on Vimeo.
One of the best things you can do to help the efficiency of your running and also the confidence you feel when running is to stand nice and tall. Check out this week’s technique tip for keeping that posture sorted (and think: “Tall hips, shoulders relaxed back and down, head tall, and spine neutral”). […]
With just six weeks until Auckland Marathon it’s time to get that running seriously on track! And, to do just that, we’re holding a free running technique and drills session at St Heliers. When? 6:30-7:30pm Monday 19 September Where? Vellenoweth Green, St Heliers Who for? Runners of ALL abilities What do I bring? Your running[…]
Runners have a love/hate relationship with hills and this technique is designed to give more of that hill love, so hills are not always a lactate inducing, breathless grind.
The all-important hips. As people who spend much of our days sitting down, it can be a challenge to get our hips into the most effective position for running. So, here’s how to get those hips back in the game:
Arms aren’t just passengers along for the ride. They play a crucial role in balancing our bodies and creating equal, but opposite forces that help create efficient drive from our legs. So a good arm drive is a key piece of the puzzle for creating an efficient and effective running style.