Best YouTube videos for running technique?Running technique
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:21 AM
I have been running consistently for 11 years now.
Anyway, what technique tips do you have ??? I just want to run fast again...sick of slow runs. I miss speed work. Getting depressed about losing fitness and speed. Did a 10km in 46 mins which is 7 mins slower than my Pb. Would be happy to run under 44 soon. Go away hamstring problem!! Well. Off to do my excercises now from physio.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:05 PM
I watched this series of videos yesterday which I incorporated into my session this morning - they look simple enough (no they're not....)
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:12 PM
what were you doing running wise when you were doing 39 minutes for 10km? Most likely you need to get back to doing that sort of work again.
Yes you may have issues with your pelvis etc, but it likely to very hard for you to determine what those issues are on your own so you may need to see a running coach who will assess what you are currently doing that is causing the pain. Is it a tear or tightness? recently I have had issues with some nerves that I believe started from my back and worked through to my hamstrings and calves and have caused lots of pain an extended break until I felt it was ok to run again has helped and I am now back running again, and just need to build back to where I was previously.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:02 PM
HillsAths1, no it is not a tear, aches during any type of run, feels tight, despite the fact that I am extremely flexible, I do yoga 3-4 times a week. I have developed some weakness in my core and pelvis and hip area so my physio believes...I am very slightly out of alignment and it cannot hurt to work on strength in these areas anyway. She believes I am using my hamstrings too much in running because of slightly over striding and need to activate my gluteus and core MORE...so I have been doing 'scooter' type exercises with each foot while stationary, bridges and knee presses against the wall....as well as trying to run with a slight lean (which I do anyway), mid foot strike, shorter strides.
I was doing heaps more speed work when I was running sub 40 min!! I also had only 1 child at the time! I do not feel I can get to this level of hard work speed sessions until my hamstring behaves!!
It seems it will never go away..had it for nearly 3 months, other physio said it not inflammation, suggesting tendonopathy instead..Told rest is not the answer and tried rest also, no luck.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:38 PM
My 'money' on most of these 'hammy tightness' issues - especially if you stretch liberally and otherwise quite flexible there is 'nerve referral'. There are not many sports doctors and specialists who can work this out so hardly likely a physio can 'see' things just by observation.
Speaking from many years personal experience- and a student of 'good running form'.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:43 PM
So what would I do for nerve referral pain? All these excercises given to me have now given me sore glutes!! But I will do them as it can only strengthen me anyway.
So sick of this however, makes me appreciate just how fast I was in the past. Now just feel older and slower..
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:09 AM
Holistic understanding of correlation and interaction will give you a perspective which might differ from the current one.
(By the way, I also prefer fast running.)
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:27 PM
Update: ran 14kms on saturday, road and mostly flat..felt tired and a bit grumpy after that. Sunday was talked into a trail run/hike for 18kms, felt some soreness in hamstring, but not to bad and energy very good.
Today, a day off, just one hour of yoga...hamstrings Both feel great!! What the?? My body is a yo yo....
Ben hur...will read up on that, thanks. Thanks so much fluid moves ...for your experience, this helps a lot.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:29 PM
In the end, I took about 6 weeks off running (which just about killed me) every week or so I would give the legs a bit of a test to see if they were ok.
Then after I started back took it a little easy and am now in the process of building up again.
Other than a little stretching I had a couple of massages and a treatment from the Osteo as well.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:38 AM
Is there any other treatment for this nerve problem other than taking so much time off running? Assuming that is what it is of course. I am back to physio next week.
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