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.


View transcript here 

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.”

Links:
http://runforefoot.com/
http://instagram.com/run_forefoot
https://twitter.com/Run_Forefoot

Books Mentioned:
Pose Running http://amzn.to/1wFBDYZ

Shoes Mentioned:
Puma H Street http://amzn.to/1zIVJoV
Vibram FiveFingers http://amzn.to/1nPH0TO

Chapters:
00:00:00 3Fu3l http://www.3fu3l.com/shop/
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 
00:17:26 Puma H Street http://amzn.to/1zIVJoV
00:17:50 Vibram FiveFingers http://amzn.to/1nPH0TO
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
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