This video has all 9 Running Technique Drills that helped Steve, Anshika, and countless other Innovative Results fitness clients get faster, more efficient, and more effective running. Keep reading to hear Steve’s awesome story of fitness training at Innovative Results – The Orange County Fitness Playground.
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Read about Steve’s running and quality of life improvement here:
I wanted to thank you and share a story about running that I think you’ll enjoy.
As you know, I have been doing triathlons for the last few years and I’m always looking for ways to improve my performance.
Coming to Innovative Results after taking a 12 month break due to injury has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
I’ve been able safely gain my strength back in order to keep myself injury free going forward.
The fun and self confidence I gain are just extras!
Last week at our regular Innovative Results workout you had us do some running but it seemed odd to me at the time because we only have 20 meters to work with.
I wondered how we were going to run indoors?
With skill and clarity you (Coach Aaron) explained the processes of running as controlled falling.
My favorite part was the demonstration of what a baby looks like when they learn to walk – you’re really good at it with your daughter’s example fresh in your mind!
The visuals and the exercises combined to make for what ended up being a decent workout (as usual).
What I wanted to share was my recent experience on a run.
I never said I was a FAST triathlete and my running pace has been plateaued at a pace averaging between 9:30 and 10:00 per mile.
As I began my run I said to myself, “Fall forward” and tried to apply the techniques we just learned at the IR session.
I was very comfortable while running, more comfortable than usual.
Then I realized I was enjoying running at a pace that was in the 8:30 per mile range!
At various points on the run I was even able to get into the high 7’s pace.
I have not been running much so I know that much change in performance was not due to pounding out miles, rather it was MENTAL.
I couldn’t tell if my actual technique was really different, but my mental state was.
Instead of trying push my body forward stride after stride I leaned forward and consciously tried to use gravity to my advantage.
I have a lot more training to do before I’m back in racing form, but I expect some nice gains next year.
In the meantime, I have some other physical endurance goals to accomplish this Spring and with the support I get from Innovative Result and you (Aaron, Aubrie, Mark, Madison, and Mason) as my coach I have every confidence that I’ll achieve those goals and beyond.
Thanks for your passion!
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