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Pose-method running clinic - GREAT!

Monday, June 18, 2012

So, finally I made it to my Pose-training.

Saturday, full day, in Vienna Südstadt, 9 person and a trainer.

First we had an intro on theory, and then a video for the "before". Then many exercises and drills, and then a short run. In the afternoon again some theory, a new set of exercises, and run again, then a video for the "after". We also watched some top runners, like Usain Bolt - I was surprised that so many uses this technique.
Before the training, it took me 4 "frames" to arrive to the POSE-position, after the training, I was already at 1.5 "frames" (on the trainers video camera).

It feels different running with this technique. Lighter, faster, and natural in a way. Now, I am doing a lot of drills to learn-in the movements properly, so scaled down my distance to 500m only, but many times.

I was hesitating at the beginning, if its worth to do the training, I already watched the videos on youtube. But it turned out, it is helpful to have a trainer to set the right example, and correct the mistakes.

I was landing on forefoot, and leaning forward, which I thought is good in the POSE-technique, but apparently not. I should land on the ball of foot (or the whole of the foot), and keep straight.

The most important is in fact to PULL the leg - the less time it spends on the ground, the faster I get. A common mistake is to land on the heel, to push forward, or to lean forward.

Screenshot from my "after" video, in POSE, and some rain:

My next task is to buy the proper shoes, without cushioning and 0 mm heel-to-toe elevation.

So, all runners out there, all I can is encourage you to get a training in POSE, or one of the derived methods (Chi running, Natural running, Evolution running, Barefoot running, etc.).
It looks like the book, the video, helps, but the in person training really makes the difference. It takes time to learn the proper movement, it's more like learning the basic steps of a new dance choreography - it comes with practice and time.

Training: 160 Euro
Travel: 70 Euro
Shoes: 120 Euro
Speedropes: 40 Euro
Book: 26 Euro
Accomodation: 0 Euro (offered by a friend)
Total: 416 Euro

All in all, if I will run injury free, that's a good investment. Getting faster, is just a bonus.




Anyone using one of these shoes?
Any feedback or recommendation?

Inov8 f-lite 195
New Balance Minimus Road
Mizuno Universe 3
Saucony Typ A5
Nike Free 3.0
Asics Hyperspeed
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Oliver that is so interesting. Hubby and I watched some youtube instructions and I think he will look for training in Vancouver. I hope you are enjoying summer!
    2130 days ago
    Nope, I've been wearing Asics the past year or so and am happy with them. But I haven't had an analysis done and would like to before I get my next pair of running shoes. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the technology. And thanks for reminding me to blog about exams! I had forgotten to let people know how things went, except for a quick status report. Good weekend!
    2132 days ago
    Thanks for the review. It sounds like you got your money's worth.
    2137 days ago
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