In article 2 of this series you learned how to establish safe running biomechanics in one month. Now in month two, you are ready to start running faster. This is accomplished by establishing a quick cadence, or stride rate. The ultimate goal is to safely build speed by using short, quick steps.
Author Archive | Dr. Jeffrey Wight
By the end of the first month, the goal is to be able to comfortably run with short strides for 20 consecutive minutes. It doesn’t matter how fast you run—you just need to maintain movement for 20 consecutive minutes. In month 2, you will learn how to develop speed using short strides. By the end […]
I have run a BOB Duallie nearly every day for the past 4 years. People will call out, “Wow, that must be tough!” or “Go, Superdad!”. The truth is that running a BOB Duallie with two kids feels easier on my legs than running without a stroller! Seriously, I love to use the stroller run […]
As a runner, you get to choose whether you run with long, powerful steps or short, quick steps. This is true even within the lead pack of an elite race—some runners using long powerful steps and others using short quick steps.
Take a moment to picture a great stroller ride. Imagine your feet moving at that feel-good pace and deep breaths that cleanse your lungs. You look down and see your child happy and relaxing. The birds are singing and a slight breeze causes the leaves to dance. A pleasant sun warms your back—you feel alive […]
Honestly, anyone can become a runner! This I learned from teaching “jogging” as a university elective. With a little guidance, an entire class of 30 students is almost always able to run 40 continuous minutes by week 8—regardless of fitness, experience, and body type. This is a nice accomplishment for students but it is not […]