You can train until you have no energy left, buy all the new fancy gear and eat as many caffeine gels you can fit into your pack, but if your technique is inefficient, you may be limiting how fast and how far you can run.
Consider how many steps you take during a 5km, 10km and ultra marathon. Inefficiencies in each step are multiplied across the number of steps you take, resulting in a whole lot of wasted energy that could have been directed towards your speed or distance goals. Professional runners look effortless as they glide along because they are not expending unnecessary energy - so why should you?
Poor running technique is also a major contributor to running injury. In a cruel twist, injury can also often lead to a deterioration in form, as we compensate for the injured area, which can exacerbate other issues. Understanding and fine tuning your run technique sooner can save you a lot of grief later.
Most people can benefit from a closer look at their running technique. Whether you’re looking for the next level of improvement or to return from a nagging injury, form and function could hold the key.
What to expect:
During our Run Assessments, we will visually assess your running using visual observation paired with video analysis where we can slow down the footage, analyse each frame and show to you with annotation what we are looking at.
We don’t just point the finger at problems and send you on your way to fix them yourself. We’ll suggest exercises and running drills to help target your particular issues and we’ll show you how to do them during the one-on-one session too.
These sessions are one hour long and we will often ask you to go for a quick training run beforehand, as technique flaws tend to be more visible when we begin to tire.
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