Friday, 26 March 2010

POSE running links

Consider these words of wisdom from John Parker’s Once a Runner, a cult classic novel about
a collegiate miler:
A runner is a miser, spending the 
pennies of his energy with great stinginess, constantly
wanting to know how much he has spent and how much
longer he will be expected to pay. He wants to be broke
precisely the moment he no longer needs his coin.

The Pose

POSE:  work with, rather than against, the natural forces at play in nonsprint running. Gravity, ground reaction, muscle elasticity, muscle contraction, torque, and momentum are the key factors. 

1) posture (hips forward, arms close in, up, shoulders over hips)
2) fall (movement is the destruction of balance)
3)  pull (squeeze the orange

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