At the end of 2008, I met with a foot doctor who wanted to immobilize me in a “walking boot” for one month due to my injured Achilles tendon. Not liking that scenario, I searched for a second opinion and that is how I met Juan Ruiz Tagle. Juan, who is now the training consultant at www.OneMileRunner.com, changed my training program and my running style. Functional training and a “stiffer” and more powerful running style has now taken me to the brink of my new event – The New England Marathon….One Mile At A Time.
Take a look at this video showing a few of my running exercises.
I hit the road tomorrow as I drive from Florida to New Hampshire. If all goes well, I should arrive in the New England area on Monday afternoon. My first race is the initial mile of the Boston Marathon on July 1st.
Thanks for the great video, I noticed when you were running on the beach you have a very high heel kick, is this a result of driving you knees high or are you activating your hamstrings to pull your foot up!
Thanks for your blog post Rick. I wrote you a personal email earlier today, but I wanted to go over your question here as well. Poor coaching in the past wanted me to not lift my knee. This created too much of a circular motion behind me with an exaggerated heel lift and too much of a forward lean not allowing my core to stabilize. Now, I think about loading my knee and keeping my body erect to enable my abs to stabilze. Whatever heel lift remains is due to my concentration on my knee lift.
Hi, would you mind if I posted your video clip on RunnerDude’s Blog?