A lot of runners think that we should be pushing off the ground with running, where in Pose Method Running, we want to pull our foot off the ground. Dr. Romanov states in The Running Revolution that, “Efficiency and precision in changing support come through pulling and unloading the weight.”
Let’s look a little more specific when it comes to pulling. Pulling can be tough if you aren’t falling enough. Pulling ultimately begins as soon as falling ends. Remember, we don’t want to be falling at 22.5 degrees…right? (See Day #9)
Here are some more drills:
- Left leg is on the ground.
- Start tapping the ball of your right foot under your hip and use your hamstring to pull the right foot underneath your hip or to your knee.
Transition to a Run Drill with Foot Tapping:
- From the running Pose, let your right foot drop toward the ground and land on your forefoot under your hip.
- Right heel will “kiss” the ground.
- Use your right hamstring to quickly pull the right foot back up under your hip.
- Keep ground contact time to a minimum with your right foot. The rhythm of pulling and landing should be up fast and slow on your way down.
- After you start doing that faster in place, try to go for a “fall” and run with the tapping and “kissing” of your foot.
- Switch legs. You may notice one is easier than the other.
My advice for today: Go enjoy your run! Sometime thinking too much when we run is tough when it comes to Pose Method Running. But if you put the time in for learning this technique, it will be much easier to run with less injuries and you wouldn’t have to think about it as much!
Have an AWESOME Saturday and see you tomorrow for Day #11! Almost done…
Disclaimer: All of this information would NOT be possible if it was not for Dr. Romanov and his AMAZING team at Pose Method Running. Check out the new book, “The Running Revolution.”