When it comes to building your running capacity, putting together consistent training weeks / months is how you reach your potential.
Sounds simple in theory, but the most common set-back is niggling injuries that force you slow down or take time off all together.
You can find yourself in the the land of 'boom-bust' where you reach a plateau of performance that can be frustrating, dis-heartening and confusing.
And it's easy to blame the running, saying that you're not meant to run.
The truth is, running is one of the most challenging, high level activities you can ask of your body.
Running efficiently and pain free comes on top of a foundation of adequate flexibility, core strength and movement efficiency.
After 20 years of studying human movement, I can say very few of us have the natural foundation to run efficiently.
In the modern age, due to pain, injury, stress and too much time sitting and driving, we are losing touch with our bodies and what it means to have a good physical foundation. Movement compensations and imbalances have become the norm.
The thing is, in the short term you can still get by with a less than ideal foundation.
You will be able to run because your amazing body works out a way to get the job done. The problem is, the compensations have a limited time span before they burn out and pack it in. Then you are really stuffed - you're in pain and you can't keep running anymore.
Now you have 2 choices:
(1) Accept that "running is not good for you" and avoid it the rest of your life; or
(2) Learn about how your body works and set a plan to achieve your goals.
The good news is that you can learn to fine tune your body to prepare it for running. You need to be smart and listen to your body - and have patience and dedication. You can overcome your weaknesses and actually turn them into strengths.
The idea behind The Resilient Runner Workshop is to teach you the strategies and skills you need to safely build your capacity, BEFORE injuries and niggles set your training back.
This process does take an investment in time and energy. You may not see improvement straight away. But with discipline and dedication, all a sudden you start seeing results that may surprise you.
The hardest part is getting to base-camp.
It can be a steep learning curve.
But once you've got there, you have a rock solid foundation, that nobody take away from you and will set you up for a lifetime of pain-free and enjoyable running.
Are you interested in attending The Resilient Runner Workshop...
Currently we have 3 spots left in Fullarton (next Saturday 9th Feb) and 5 spots left for the Murray Bridge (March 9th).
Hope to see you there & if you have any questions please let me know :-)