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Recover While You Run arm recovery arm swing leg recovery run running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique stride the pain free athlete Sep 26, 2019

When we think of running and recovery, we generally visualize stretching, massage, rolling, or other post-workout activities. These are all excellent activities, but they only happen after the running workout is complete. Instead of recovering only after you've completed a run, read on to learn...

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Fix Your Running Blisters with Hip Alignment Exercises: Gadrie's Story blisters glute activation glutes hip hip flexors running running efficiency running technique structural integration Sep 19, 2018

Guest Blog: Gadrie Edmunds

I started running regularly when I was 19 or 20 to try and lose weight and get in shape. Not knowing any better, I started off running in aerobics shoes. I don’t know if the shoes contributed to it, or if I just took a bad step one day, but somewhere in that...

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The Best Exercise You Can do for Running Efficiency pelvis rib cage running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique Apr 30, 2018

In last month’s blog, Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core, I discussed the importance of aligning your core to allow for counter-rotation between the upper and lower body, specifically between the rib cage and the pelvis. Keep in mind that the hip sits within the pelvis and follows...

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Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core align core pain free athlete pain free body posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Mar 27, 2018

While I was on my recent book tour, I stopped at Fusion Multisport in Los Alamos, NM. There, I gave a talk on Core Running Posture. This blog re-caps some of the information that I shared.

 Running requires a transfer of power between your upper and lower body. The torso, which contains the...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Running this Winter posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Dec 31, 2013

 

 

1. First, Run in Soft Snow for Good Technique

The unstable surface of the snow does not allow you to push off for propulsion. This backward force may cause you to slip as the snow moves with your foot. Thus, you lose traction. If you don't push off from behind, you probably won't...

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Understanding the Function Run pain free pain free athlete pain free body running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Oct 01, 2012

"The value of the function run is that it deliberately equalizes your strong compensating muscles and your weaker prime movers. When we are dysfunctional, heavy exertion demand automatically accesses our strongest muscles. Function runs are a way to stop that from happening and to give those...

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Running Technique, Posture and Pain alignment posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique Sep 06, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

 

There are no sports beyond our body's capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain. Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation...

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Never Give Up on Yourself - how I became a runner running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique Jun 11, 2012
It's very easy to accept your limitations and conform to societal norms. It is much more difficult to challenge common wisdom and believe that something bigger is possible.
 
Over a decade ago I had my first knee surgery and was told my running days were over. For many years I accepted this...
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Alexander Technique and Running alexander technique running running efficiency running form running technique Mar 19, 2012

In my ongoing quest to learn more about posture, injuries, and pain I began experimenting with the Alexander Technique (AT). What attracted me to this process is that AT develops awareness about moving and using the body efficiently during everyday activities – sitting, standing, walking,...

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