Last updated on May 17th, 2015 at 05:20 pm
As I have mentioned in a previous post, I’m reading the book by Dr. Nicholas Romanov called The Running Revolution. This book teaches how to run faster, further and injury free for life in 10 lessons. The lessons included Journaling, so I thought it would be perfect to use my blog as the journal for my 10 lessons. You’ll see sections called Focus Preparation and Post Session Thoughts. Those headings are suggested by the book for journaling.
The title of this lesson “Falling” seems quite scary to me! But hold on, I don’t think he really means falling face down on the ground, at least I hope not. The theory behind Dr. Nicholas Romanov’s lesson on falling is that you must “utilize the power of gravity to drive your movement forward” (p. 95 of Running Revolution). I will focus on using gravity to propel me forward rather than push off the ground to move forward. This week’s “homework” looks a bit longer than the last 2 weeks!
The “homework” for Lesson 3 consisted of:
- The completion of the focus preparation (journaling)
- complete the following drills, springiness position, running in place, and Pose
- Pose Hold Drill for 20 seconds each leg, 3 sets
- Complete Wall-Fall drills
- Run for 3 minutes, maintaining “The Pose” and work at “falling”
- 8 reps of each strength exercises
- Complete post-session review (journaling)
I can’t help but wonder if this book can really teach me to run differently! Well, I will continue till lesson 10 and see where it takes me. I do have some weekly video sessions that will help me determine if I’m running exactly the same. I am, however, more conscience of how my body moves, how I distribute weight on my feet and where my center of gravity is while running. Those are things I never focused on before while running. In fact, I never thought of my form at all.