Katy’s Kinetic Korner May Update

Katy’s Kinetic Korner monthly summary for May, 2015
I completed 5 Selden Hills 10K runs in this my first month of my journey. I improved my times each and every time out! Thanks to some great runners I have met along the way that pushed me to go harder and thanks to the great coaching as well! Couldn’t ask for better then that right? So here is my summary chart. If you were following along and doing the same experiment, how did you make out?
Lou ‘s Reminder: you really should be out there once a week to develop and keep any gains you make.

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Small Changes that will Make You a Better Runner

James Gucciardi, D.C.

So you’ve been running awhile and hopefully you’ve been consistently making progress.  If you’re savvy, you’ve realized how using strength training not only improves your times, but hopefully has made you more resistant to injury too. But there is one area for improvement that rarely gets any love even though it can make a huge impact on the quality of your life.  What is it?

Learn to move efficiently and then make it a daily practice.  While this will certainly help your running, the truth is moving more efficiently will also reduce your potential for injury and simply make you feel better in your own skin with everything you do.  This article is not about the best running style.  There really is no such thing.  “But wait…I thought you’re supposed to land on your mid-foot. No, heel strike!  Mid-foot!  Heel strike!”  Less Filling; Tastes Great!  You get the idea.  Although there is no best running style, elite runners all have one thing in common…they are efficient.  Amateur runners who are often injured also have one thing in common…they’re not. Read more