Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at RTB’s run clinic by Coach Alissa Anderson! Everyone did a fabulous job PRACTICING what you learned. Keep practicing!
The presentation notes are posted on this blog for you to refer to. Alissa would like to point out that she's given links to videos of each of the strength and stretching exercises that are listed. Please take advantage of those and really pay attention to the form being modeled. Then PRACTICE those strength exercises and stretches often. Mastering them will make a big positive impact on your running.
Alissa also listed all of the dynamic warm up exercises and drills that we went over. There are no links to videos, but feel free to shoot her an email if you have questions. Remember POSTURE is KEY when you are doing those warm ups and drills, and while you’re running! Take the time to slow down and do the exercises right. Like she said, her favorite quick warm up is to do the 4 way lung matrix (plus throw in the soldier walk or hamstring backwards walk). Be very careful to keep your knee in line with your foot when you lunge and to not let the knee go forward of your toes. Also, keep the heel of the working leg on the ground and push through the heel as you stand up.
Lastly, Alissa points out that all of the running cues we went over are listed in the presentation. Pick a few cues that really work for you and try to bring your mind back to them throughout your runs. It’s mentally tiring to constantly think about form, so just pick some sections of your run to really focus on it. And always keep in mind that the best PLACEMENT for your foot strike is under your center of mass.
Special Note from Alissa: I really enjoyed working with all of you. What a fun group!
If you need more individualized help with running form, feel free to contact Kathy@weraisethebar.com and she can arrange a coaching consultation for you with one of RTB’s coaches.
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