Its the time of year when we start getting outside to exercise, move around and play with the kids. This email will cover running and I'm going to give you a lot of information that has really helped me and changed the way I run to keep myself healthy.
Quote - "Every year, anywhere from 65 to 80 percent of all runners suffer an injury" -Born to Run
Videos I'm re-watching - These videos are great because they explain running technique in an easy to digest way.
Running - The Wheel Analogy ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idPTzdpNiCQ
Pose Running - Part I ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Si14HZdAs
Pose Running - Part II ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=103OE-duK2c
Pose Running - Part III ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDeG7KRztZs
Pose Running - Part IV ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJn7IuTCUf
Prehab/Rehab - Common weakness I find in runners and cyclists. Hamstrings, Psoas (hip flexors), Feet and Hip Abductors - these weaknesses can cause lower back pain, hip pain and knee pain. Strength work on the muscles above will often times help these symptoms.
Books - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - this book is a great, entertaining, quick read about the Tarahumara Indian tribe and running. Ready to Run by Kelly Starett - a checklist book on 12 things to keep you a healthy runner. Power Speed Endurance by Brian Mackenzie - purely a technique book on running, cycling and swimming.
Changes to the office schedule - none in April.