Runners come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Every client I work with is different. So many things affect your running. What you do for a living, what your background is and so much more. With each client I look at form to find the underlying challenges. Through focused attention we find the Free Speed inside everyone.
Gina: Highly motivated runner turned triathlete. The running form is spot on but is being hindered by overly strong quads, age and some creaky knees. We worked on functional mobility to ease the pain in the knees and to lengthen the quad. So far it’s working and her faster self is coming around.
Monica: Rather tight hip and no Glute engagement. A golfer turned runner. We made adjustments to her strength routine and built in some form work. She ran her best marathon off the bike 8 months later.
Jon: Outstanding athlete trying to find speed in his marathon off the bike. He’s got a slight hitch in his step that we are working on through massage and form work. Results in October 2018.
Joel: Executtive who sat at a desk most of the day. This is the best he could do squatting. We worked on a perfect squat. His running improved off the bike so much that he set new goals for his racing.
James: Has an athletic background but no running. His running form looked like a non-running athlete trying to run for the first time. It’s taken 18 months to get to this form. We’ve got more work to do. He’s gone from pushing 6:30 pace for 20 miles at 165hr to gliding 6:30 pace for 20 miles at 150hr. We’ve done this through form work not speed work at all.
Rob: A really strong athlete. Runs up on his toes and complained of a lingering foot injury. We made small adjustments to his form but one look at his shoes gave me all the info I needed. Replace your shoes every 2 months no matter what. He’s been running injury free since.
Jake: His shoes were pushing him. They caused his knees to collapse inward. We first gave him a better platform (shoe) and then worked on general foot speed. He runs in slow motion. He’s improving slowly which is what we thought would happen.