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Episode 32- Running Mechanics and a Scientific Approach to Training

Episode 32- Running Mechanics and a Scientific Approach to Training

 Running form is one of the hot button topics in the world of distance coaches. We debate, often with speed/power coaches, on where they fit into the program. How important are mechanics for a distance runner? How do we change them? Should we change them?These are the questions that wer tackle in this episode. We offer a balanced view of how much importance to assign on running mechanics work and how to incorporate it into a training program. Tackling on when to work on mechanics fresh versus going against the common wisdom and practicing “falling apart mechanics.”When it comes to making changes, we discuss how it’s about conceptualizing and overemphasize.  Step one is to get athletes to conceptualize the mechanical changes that you are after, making sure they understand what they are actually doing versus what you want them to do. Our running form is so ingrained in us that, even if from the outside it looks horrible, it feels normal to that athlete. Because of this, we need

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