Running Series #15

If you've been following this entire running series, congrats!  You have made it through all of the 12 movement standards.  Again, these are all summarized right out of Kelly Starrett's book Ready to Run which is not just about running.  It helps you perform self maintenance on yourself and take care of your body instead … Continue reading Running Series #15

Running Series #11

Today's topic continues to follow mobility guru, Kelly Starrett, in our running series. This one is easy and doesn't involve much thought after you get some of the items recommended. Standard #9: Compression Compression is a relatively easy and effective way to assist your body's circulation and lymphatic systems in restoring worked tissue. How it works: … Continue reading Running Series #11

Running Series #8

Runners unite!  I know this is a long series, but I promise the knowledge you'll gain from it (if you put it to good use) will be worth many more years of much healthier running and training.  We continue on in our series with another standard for you to pass.  The last post discussed hip … Continue reading Running Series #8

Running Series #6

Good morning fitness enthusiasts!  Today we continue learning about the 12 standards from Dr. Kelly Starrett's book, Ready to Run.  I fully support and agree with these standards as being very important key points to not just running technique/maintenance, but many other aspects of training as well. Standard #4: An Efficient Squatting Technique This deals … Continue reading Running Series #6

Running Series #3

Even though we were all born to run, things we have done in our lives have compromised our natural bodies.  From tucking ourselves into our desks in 1st grade to wearing shoes that elevate our heels, we have set ourselves up for many problems that follow us and get worse in adulthood. How many hours a … Continue reading Running Series #3

Running Series #2

"It was the way we thrived and spread across the planet.  You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together.  You had to love running, or you wouldn't live to love anything else."   … Continue reading Running Series #2

Running Series Intro

Since I recently starting putting on Sunday running workouts at a local track, I thought my blogs should be related to running in the next few upcoming posts.  There are several great running books out there.  The one that I use as a guideline and encourage people to read is "Ready to Run", by Dr. … Continue reading Running Series Intro