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Running Form: Distilled (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Running Form: Distilled And there you have it, the essence of running in three easy pieces -- Pose, Fall, Pull. But, if it's so easy, why do most run...

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3c)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Anatomy of a Stride You know from the two earlier posts that the previous two invariables in running -- Pose and Fall -- pretty much happen on their o...

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3b)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Anatomy of a Stride Remember from "Running Form: Distilled (Part 3a)" that from the running Pose you stand on the precipice, ready to give yourself t...

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3a)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Anatomy of a Stride Recall from the previous post, "Running Form: Distilled (Part 2)," that by employing a standard by which to frame, evaluate and a...

Running Form: Distilled (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Awareness As promised in the previous post, you're going to find out precisely how the perspective of aviator and author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery --...

Running Form: Distilled (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Confusion: First Step to Clarity Well, we've got to start somewhere, right? So, just sit, settle, and sip on something enjoyable as you learn a littl...

Running: Barefooted (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Barefoot running is best learned during the preseason when fitness is a lesser concern. Unless you are already regularly barefooted, the progression toward appreciable distance takes weeks for some, and months for others.

Running: Barefooted (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I consider running in a novel way, but one that's as natural to humans as are the undulations of flying to sparrows, and swimming to elephant seals. That means regardless of medium, on this planet, horizontal locomotion requires us to hitch a ride with gravity.

Running: Barefooted (Part 3)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Because the running shoe materially alters natural gait and simultaneously robs us of the feedback necessary to correct and adjust our faulty stride, this protective, supportive device creates and becomes itself a threatening environment.

Running: Barefooted (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Nix the Kool-Aid Now, incredibly, the problem of gait and shoe research is exacerbated by the presupposition, which is the assumption-- and you know ...

Running Form: Simplified (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Drills are the direct route to becoming a safe and efficient runner, and training volume is valuable only insofar as our good technique can be maintained.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

We now know from the previous post that "no one runs until they fall," but surely that can't be all there is to it. Well, there is one more thing. Let's pull together the all remaining coaching components attached to running form and find out precisely what it is.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 3)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Opinions abound with regard to the propulsive phase in running. Where and how it happens continues to fuel heated exchange between authorities, with perhaps their sole agreement being that it occurs during ground contact.

How To Perfect Your Running Form

Christopher Drozd | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Success -- to run farther, run faster, and run with less chance of injury, and otherwise savor the joy of running -- asks only for attention, practice, and patience.