Lighting a fire

by Rebecca on September 21, 2012

“Like most things worth doing, running is hard, making the fruits of our labor intensely sweet and profoundly satisfying.”   – Running the Edge by Goucher and Tim Catalano

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Oldest ran like he had a fire under him yesterday in the first League meet of the season.

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And I didn’t even have to remind him he was racing.  Not once.

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Jared Coccia September 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

He looks Great! What was his time?

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Rebecca September 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

It was around 18:30. Still thirty seconds slower than last year at this race, though they did change the course a bit. I think he is likely to keep getting faster each week, whereas last year he peaked halfway through the season, so we’ll see…

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john September 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

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looks like a bit of a heel striker but the forms there

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Rebecca September 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

John — I have him wearing the Kinvara, but he is still tearing up the heel. I am working on getting him to run with better posture, hoping that he would naturally stop all that heel striking. I think he has to work on holding his head up as well. Of course he listens to about 50 % to what I say…I do think he would run faster if he landed more forward on his foot though.

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john September 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

does he just heel strike under pressure? slow him down if you can and watch what happens. having said all that there are many good heel strikers if you know what i mean

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