I talk with Bretta Riches of RunForefoot.com about proper running technique. Bretta was experiencing injuries as a heel striker, and made the transition to a more natural style of forefoot running. Since making the switch she's had less injuries and runs faster with less effort.
Quotes from the show:
“I don’t take a break, because I don’t feel sore when I run this way. I don’t stretch, I don’t do drills. Basically when I am running it’s one big drill to monitor my form.”
“I like speed, I do 15 x 400 meter repeats. I’m a big fan of intervals. To get faster you need to run faster. I’m not a fan of the long slow distance runs because I don’t want to get used to slowing down again. The goal for me is to adopt a quicker pace, which feels a lot different. The goal is to align my body to adopt a quicker pace.”
“My running feels much smoother when I run this way.”
“A lot of people make the mistake of pushing off too much with their toes and feet. The feet essential should act as passive platforms that prevent you from falling down.”
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00:01:47 Interview: How did you get interested in running? http://runforefoot.com/
00:03:47 How long was the transition to forefoot running?
00:05:25 What advice do you have for transitioning?
00:07:40 What kind of injuries were you dealing with?
00:10:59 Do people need a coach to transition?
00:14:25 Should you adjust your stride based on pace?
00:15:36 Listen to your body as you transition
00:16:13 Shoe choice
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00:19:17 Is it okay to have cushioning?
00:20:38 Has your running improved since transitoning?
00:22:42 What kind of training are you doing?
00:25:00 What should we be doing with our arms when running?
00:27:54 How can someone get started running forefoot? http://amzn.to/1wFBDYZ
00:29:47 How fast could you run 1 mile?
00:31:02 Audible http://www.audibletrial.com/paleorunner