It's widely speculated that the trunk should remain constantly still, in a permanent state of contraction throughout the running cycle. At first glance, it might appear this way when the bare torso of an international athlete is on display. It certainly looks as if their trunk barely moves.
On paper, Jordan Hasay has had an incredibly straightforward marathon career including a 2:25:20 third in this year's Boston Marathon. But Hasay's career has been anything but straightforward.
I'm reading The Rise of the Ultra Runners by Adharanad Finn, getting psyched about our upcoming "Save Your Running" Workshop with Jae Gruenke. Jae specializes in applying the Feldenkrais Method to running and the therapy is a good fit for The Way of Running and how I coach.
Of course, the half-marathon is attractive to marathon runners because of its ease of recovery and to classic road runners because of its role as a springboard to the full marathon. But the half marathon (at 13.1 miles) is perhaps even more relevant to the 10K (at 6.2 miles) than the marathon (at 26.2 miles).
It's that time of year when 50,000 runners and walkers take the streets for Boulder's Memorial Day Tradition. Some people will achieve performances far superior to their previous bests, far better, even than their most optimistic expectations. How does this happen?