Running Techniques....

#1
heya..
just wondering if anyone has any good running techniques to help increase 1.5 time and increase general ability to run faster and longer distance.. types of training..fartlec ..continuous..other?...i have no idea??. last bit is it bad to carry water when running long distances or would... it be best to make sure you drink plenty before and after. my running isnt too bad im pretty comfortable but i would like to get even better so i have every chance to pass the 1.5 at raleigh anf increase my fitness more...
any tips id be v. grateful
cheers:D
 
#6
just been on you tube the vid aint too bad will look properly tomo morn :D
theres one running club in know of where i live unless i go accross the water and that running club seems alright i shall go talk to them asap!
 
#11
94seldCO said:
heya..
just wondering if anyone has any good running techniques to help increase 1.5 time and increase general ability to run faster and longer distance.. types of training..fartlec ..continuous..other?...i have no idea??. last bit is it bad to carry water when running long distances or would... it be best to make sure you drink plenty before and after. my running isnt too bad im pretty comfortable but i would like to get even better so i have every chance to pass the 1.5 at raleigh anf increase my fitness more...
any tips id be v. grateful
cheers:D
Try the left then right approach, always served me well
 
#12
ok i have no running styles for you,

i have my PJFT today and what i am going to do is run at a constant pace if you run at 10 mph or faster you will pass the test fine.

(if the machines are in mph that im training on at college then of you run at 13mph then you will make the 7 min mark)

hope that any help to you
marcus
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
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#13
I find if you move your feet at the same speed as your legs you don't fall over.

Do not try this approach drunk, it can end badly.
 
#14
Going back before the beginning of time I don't remember the following:
Ever having practiced 'running' before joining up.
Nor do I remember any of my class mates having done the same.
Yet we all passed!
Can someone tell me if the standard has increased that much? This concentration some people have on turning into some kind of olympic athlete has me a tad worried, about the physcology of it I mean.
Just a thought.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
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#15
I'm with you there sus, coming soon to a newbies forum.......

"How to breathe"

"How to blink"

"How do I ask stupid questions on the internet?"
 
#16
I also live in Torpoint, there is a running club that runs from the Carbeile most weekday nights, but I like to run solo. Generally I run from my house, which is near Sainsburys, out to Anthony and back which is exactly 5 miles,(route is Horson straights) I do this 5 times a week. All in all I managed to knock a minute off my time.
 
#17
sussex2 said:
Going back before the beginning of time I don't remember the following:
Ever having practiced 'running' before joining up.
Nor do I remember any of my class mates having done the same.
Yet we all passed!
Can someone tell me if the standard has increased that much? This concentration some people have on turning into some kind of olympic athlete has me a tad worried, about the physcology of it I mean.
Just a thought.
Whilst I agree with you to an extent, it may be worth pointing out that 'running' as a discipline is one of the only sporting pass-times that is not taught as a matter of course. If you take up fishing, fencing, bowling etc., you generally join a club and get taught the finer points. We take up running by leaving the house and, without an understanding for core balance and muscle stretching, we just hit the pavement. As a result it is no surprise that 80% of runners experience at least one injury a year. Many other sporting disciplines (which include running as part of it) do not suffer from this attrition rate.

The US army recruit centres teach running (pose technique actually) to recruits struggling with their times or excessive injuries. This is a list of qualified running instructors on their staff:
http://www.posetech.com/mil/army/running/instructors/pose-running-instructors.html

We are way behind on this.
 
#18
StixJimboRM said:
sussex2 said:
Going back before the beginning of time I don't remember the following:
Ever having practiced 'running' before joining up.
Nor do I remember any of my class mates having done the same.
Yet we all passed!
Can someone tell me if the standard has increased that much? This concentration some people have on turning into some kind of olympic athlete has me a tad worried, about the physcology of it I mean.
Just a thought.
I think it is more a case that the 'younger generation' today tend to sit around on their arrses all day on computers, rather than getting out and about climbing trees, etc (all the good stuff that you and I used to do). Add to this the modern trend of not doing any competitive sports at schools and you end up with a generation who are, generally, more unfit that they perhaps should be.

For example, I used to cycle to and from school every day, which was 4 or 5 miles away from home, whereas these days the little cherubs are, mostly (from what I have seen in my home town) driven to school by mummy in the 4 x 4!!

Thats my take on it anyway, I'm sure that someone will be along soon to argue the point.
That's about my take on it as well. However I do understand the point of a discipline, a sporting one.
My doctor has an interesting take on this modern trend of disciplined sports, especially as regards the footware they use. His bottom line is that in 20 years half of them will be more or less crippled. Why? because modern shoes allow you to put far more stress on yourself than you would otherwise do; they, the shoes, conceal the damage being done.
When you did cross country in a pair of pussers Mk1 plimsolls you knew exactly what you were doing and when to ease up, unless you were, like myself, daft.
Right! I'm off to hobble to the pub.
ps the sooner 'mummy' is put out of the question and young people are forced to become independent the better; purely and utterly IMHO of course.
 
#19
sussex2 said:
My doctor has an interesting take on this modern trend of disciplined sports, especially as regards the footware they use. His bottom line is that in 20 years half of them will be more or less crippled. Why? because modern shoes allow you to put far more stress on yourself than you would otherwise do; they, the shoes, conceal the damage being done.
Spot on. Since the 70s, when the first padded-heel sports shoes were invented by Nike, there has been an increase in injury rates of runners in line with increased thicknes/padding of the heel area. Interestingly this is when the 'heel-toe' technique was developed, which made people reliant on specific types of footwear.

The book, 'Born to Run' goes in to this in greater depth and it is a fascinating read. I think Tommo has read it aswell.
 
#20
JonnoJonno said:
sussex2 said:
My doctor has an interesting take on this modern trend of disciplined sports, especially as regards the footware they use. His bottom line is that in 20 years half of them will be more or less crippled. Why? because modern shoes allow you to put far more stress on yourself than you would otherwise do; they, the shoes, conceal the damage being done.
Spot on. Since the 70s, when the first padded-heel sports shoes were invented by Nike, there has been an increase in injury rates of runners in line with increased thicknes/padding of the heel area. Interestingly this is when the 'heel-toe' technique was developed, which made people reliant on specific types of footwear.

The book, 'Born to Run' goes in to this in greater depth and it is a fascinating read. I think Tommo has read it aswell.
Time will tell as indeed it has with myself. I could hardly manage the London marathon this year :roll:
 
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