How well do you run?
After being in the industry for a fair while it’s become apparent that for some reason everyone assumes they can run correctly.
A foolish notion as many can’t.
Why do you think a lot of people who run have a bad knee, ankle, hip, lower back and so on. Poor movement equals poor overall body health, remember that.
It is a logical thought because we’re never really taught how to run, we just do it and have done since childhood, however just because we’ve always done something one way it doesn’t mean we are doing it the correct way.
Now before you worry and think I’m telling you to give up running, calm down, I’m not.
If running is something you enjoy then you must do it because it’s your right to, however you’d do well to actually learn how to run correctly, not only because it’s best practice, it will help reduce the risk of injury and improve longevity.
To run effectively you not only need good patterns, you also need a solid base of strength. Yep, lifting weights can help make you a faster and more effective runner, counter to many popular beliefs.
Personally I’m by no means an avid runner, it’s just too boring for me. As such here is a nice little resource to get you started –
If you want my best advice though it is this; hire a running coach (ideally one with a solid reputation).
Enjoy pounding the pavements,