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Old 06-23-14, 08:47 AM   #1
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Pose Runners?

I've been a mid-strike, shoulders back, toe push-off runner but tied legs and pain has caused me to look around. I ran a 5k this morning following more of a Pose, falling technique. I have to say, sure do feel fresh afterwards; could easily go out for another or a 10K. Speed? I don't know, but cadence was definitely higher.

Anyone a Pose runner? How have you advanced over time, and how's your time?
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Pose....Chi....because of knee issues I am a Chi Walker(Danny Dryer) or Pose as you would have it called with flat plant rather than fore. When walking at a 9mpm pace I am at a 220 cadence with fastest mile at 8:36. I've found that aligning body-core is vital and getting into rhythm frees hips.
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I've run multiple trail 5ks and road 10ks since this post, in Pose. Very comfortable in my zero drop shoes, though I expect I have a lot to learn technique wise. Legs feel much lighter afterwards. When I get a little time I'll drop by the gym and run strictly timed 5ks, see what's happening in terms of time and distance.

Update 7/3: Well, I've been working it. Did a PR run and knocked 2 minutes off my 5k time, cadence is stuck around 165, so there is room for improvement. I am not fast, but I am well above average for my age group. Go Pose.

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2 min is freaking huge for a 5k, I'm happy for you.
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Sounds like something I want to explore .. . since I started running again (4 months ago) after many years of hardly any running I have worked on faster cadence, shorter stride, and running as "light" as possible and it has really helped.
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I've been a mid-strike, shoulders back, toe push-off runner but tied legs and pain has caused me to look around. I ran a 5k this morning following more of a Pose, falling technique. I have to say, sure do feel fresh afterwards; could easily go out for another or a 10K. Speed? I don't know, but cadence was definitely higher.

Anyone a Pose runner? How have you advanced over time, and how's your time?
can you provide some insight on how you transitioned?
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can you provide some insight on how you transitioned?
Lots of videos on YT to help out. Some other information here....Run Better - AltraRunning | Altra Running Footwear
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It's my nature to research everything, so I read all the articles online and watched several videos. The interwebs are an amazing thing.

The guides for me have been to ABFF (always be falling forward) without bending at the waist, and to focus on pulling, not pushing. I alternate running with a metronome, and have changed my music to a much faster beat. Not alot of music with 165-180 beat; as an old Army Of Freshmen fan I've put 30 of their tracks back on my running program. For hard road I run in Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris, and Merrill Gloves or Tigers if the road is soft...like a Cal Gold trail.
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You can find some good songs with a 85-90 beat, and just time it with your left or right foot. I was a heel striker and went to zero drop shoes. Fixed my knee problems, but took a good 2 months of calf pain and stretching constantly before I could go more than a mile or two. My cadence is stuck at 166. I got it up from 150 two years ago doing intervals, but I've gotten lazy and haven't done intervals in a long time.
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it's taken me a month of 1 or 2 / week of my short runs to get through the calf tightness from my zero drop Altra instinct's, but now I'm loving them. Theposture is driven with a zero drop shoe and although I mid foot strike, I think more about foot placement without a sofa under my heel.
trail zero drop shoes next, although the instinct's worked well on a recent trip where ther was gravel fire roads through forest and it was the only shoe I had.
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