Sunday, November 21, 2010
Now that cycling season is over and gym season has begun, I'm doing a modified version of the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. This week I walked at 4.0 and jogged at 4.5, with a final run at 6.0. As I went through the workout last night I started playing around a little with body position and discovered that if you take a more aggressive stance, that is, lean forward just a bit, it's easier to walk/jog/run faster. I also found that if you lean forward too far you become unstable and probably prone to injury. That's good to know, but the benefit of the slight lean is great to know. It made it almost easy for me to walk at 4.0, and it made it even easier to jog at 4.5.
Any thoughts? Have a great day!