DC Rock and Roll Half Marathon

DC Rock and Roll half marathon!

This was a well organized race with an excellent crowd and bands everywhere! I finished slower then what I planned, but those hills hit me hard. What I should have been doing: 1. More frequent weekday runs 2. MET strengthening to prepare for all those hills 3. not to cossack squats 2 days before the event. Lessons noted.

What next? Not sure. Thoughts? My deferrment from Marine Corp Marathon should go live tomorrow for October 2022.

October

Long time, no post. It is October and the last time I posted was in January. Just an update, but since January I have:

  1.  Gained and lost about 10 lbs. Probably gained it back with my beer brewing habits and summer of smoked meats.
  2. Ran my first half marathon: St. Michael’s in April.
  3. Hung out with Jay Dicharry and Brian Heiderscheit at UVA’s Running in Medicine Conference.
    1. Both incredible speakers and researchers
  4. Ran out in Sedona Arizona which was awesome.
  5. Did another Annapolis 10 miler as a medical runner.
  6. Got a new pair of Altra’s which I am probably due for another pair.
  7. Currently dealing with some plantar fascitis. Here is where I am going to start. Will I run today? Most definitely. Just have to start slow and easy and not wear my vibrams.

Run Posture Matters

Postural stability drills help you become more efficient. Jay does a great job of breaking down this simple drill to keep your posture in check.

Looking forwards to seeing him again at this years UVA Running in Medicine course in March.

Jay Dicharry's Website, An Athlete's Body

Poor Posture = Poor run. Use this simple form drill from Running ReWired to find your neutral spine and nail it mile after mile.

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Running Rewired

Strength training for runner

Good morning folks!

Super star, running expert, researcher and overall good guy Jay Dicharry has a new book out: Running Rewired. From the latest Run to the Top podcast, it sounds like a researched based approach to injury prevention and performance strengthening guide for runners. If you are like me and love terms like triple extension, neural drive, proximal stability and periodization this maybe a page turning thriller.

My copy is on order and I am sitting in my hands. The anticipation is like the last Harry Potter book.

But in all seriousness, check out the podcast and listen for yourself. I am a big fan of Jay’s first book: Anatomy for Runners. Highly recommended to my patients and clinicians treating or coaching runners.