Asking the question "Do you know how to run?" is almost as silly as asking "Does Duy like to WOD with his shirt on?" So the real question is, "Do you know how to run EFFICIENTLY?"
Some of us want to find ways to shave time off of our Fran time or break 300 on Fight Gone Bad or get a sub 3 minute Grace. Yet others are just aiming to consistently "Rx" the WOD. So how do you get better times or break PRs or just plain BE ELITE? It is quite simple actually, you put in the work. You work at getting stronger, faster, leaner, etc. It is easy to work on something you suck at, i.e. double unders, snatches, pull-ups, muscle ups... you get the picture. What about the stuff you already know how to do? Do you still work on movements that you are comfortable with? The answer should be YES. How about running? I think it is safe to say that all of our King CF athletes learned how to run before stepping foot into our box. But there are only a handful that have put extra effort into becoming a better runner. Just like in barbell movements, there is technique involved in running. There is more to running than just putting one foot in front of the other very quickly and then repeating. Do you bob when you run? Do you heel strike? Do you have shin splints? Knee pain? Do you have shoes that properly fit? Do you run with a cadence? Maybe you have considered these or similar questions. Or maybe we should keep it simple and ask "Do I run efficiently?" I have to believe that the majority of our members do not.
Eric Sach, owner of The Balanced Athlete, will be leading a clinic on Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm at King CrossFit. The session will be almost 1 1/2 hours. The focus of the class is Running Efficiently. Some topics that will be discussed will be types of running ("Traditional," Chi, or Pose, etc). Shoe wear will be discussed along with examples of various brands and styles. Skills and drills may also come into play. It will be packed with a lot of useful information so be prepared.
Eric is currently training for the Trans Rockies, a short 120 mile run. He is not only a seasoned runner but has also instructed skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and mountaineering. This running class will be one of several throughout the summer all in cooperation with The Balanced Athlete. There is no cost to this class but we do ask that you support another local Renton small business by shopping at The Balanced Athlete located in the Renton Landing and by "liking" their Facebook page (click on the hyperlink).
If you are planning on attending, please let Coach Ryan know.
FYI, the next class will be the following week on the same day and at the same time... July 19 at 7 pm.