Dr. Romanov Likes My Wife’s Duck
I learned that Dr. Romanov has very fond memories of the duck my wife cooked while he was visiting during previous clinics. This was mentioned several times and with great emphasis. I’m really glad he enjoyed my Russian wife’s Russian cooking!
An Embarrassing Mistake in My Understanding of Pose
Update 11/30/2011 - Coach Rob Smith questioned me on this, so I contacted Dr. Romanov for clarification. The definition of the landing in Pose, according to Dr. Romanov, is "when ground reaction reaches 1(one) body weight". Apparently my original interpretation was correct, and I misunderstood Dr. Romanov at the clinic. I apologize for the confusion.
When running rapid shallow breathing is more efficient than long deep breathing.
The Early Drop Interferes with Falling
I’ve written about the “early drop” before. Dropping your non-supporting foot out of the Pose too early causes you to land in front of your COG. This results in breaking, and also usually results in a heel strike. What I didn’t understand, is that dropping your foot too early also interferes with falling even before your foot hits the ground.
The Most Common Deficits in Running Technique
The three most common deficits in running technique are over striding, heel striking, and bending at the waist. The first two are obvious, but I don’t often see people bending at the waist, so I wouldn’t have considered that one of the top three.
Final Note on Upcoming Posts
I’m planning to continue my series on training schedules and goals, and I’m planning to do a book review of "The Mind-Body Method of Running By Feel" by Matt Fitzgerald. So stay tuned.