RUN SMARTER!

RUN SMARTER is a carefully designed programme to deliver to you all the key components that enable ‘good running form’ so that your body can re-learn to run faster and continue to enjoy your running well into the future safely.

£12 per session or £35 bundle of 4 sessions 

Sessions are 75 mins

Sessions Format:

Full body warm-up (progressive & dynamic) 

Neuromuscular Activation

Technique

Stabilisation/Balance/Proprioception, and

Agility

Cool-down

Benefit from these sessions are best gained with regular attendance as the sessions are progressive. 

🔥RUN SMARTER is a NEW fitness training concept designed to support your sport whether it be running, team sports or multi-sports. It focuses on the ‘behind the scenes’ of what the body needs to sustain, improve, optimise performance.

🔥The sessions are practical based with the intention of helping individuals improve their understanding about the ‘WHAT’ & ‘HOW’ to achieve their fitness/training goals safely, significantly reducing the risk of injury whilst contributing significantly to their cardiovascular fitness training which is the main focus of most training.

Everything you need wrapped up in one training session.

RUN SMART(T)ER is the acronym for......

Self-care (injury prevention)

Mechanics (technique)

Awareness (different ways and what the focus areas are conditioning the body before incorporating strength)

Readiness (neuromuscular activation)

Terrain (effects on running mechanics)

Training management (frequency, intensity, duration and its overall impact on the muscles and joints – accumulation )

Efficiency and economy (duration, intensity and technique and their impact on holding ‘good form’

Race preparation (taper, how to fuelling for different distances)

Benefits:

Reduce the risk of injury and promote longevity by discovering more about how the body (muscular,

& nervous systems responds to different types of training stresses/forces during training and racing.

• Understand how to spot the signs of potential injury and when to seek advice

• Receive feedback about exercise and technique execution

• Understand the reasons why not to push through niggles over a sustained period of time and what happens if you do

• Improve body awareness and promote athlete self-care (what does this entail?)

• Improve running technique to optimise good form and reduce the risk of injury

• Improve muscular endurance, speed, strength & power to optimise performance

• Fuelling for training and racing

• Learn strategies to manage training and racing

• Weekly sessions to increase muscle memory

🔥Created by a soft tissue therapist, sports teacher, coach and international athlete....a programme devised from drawing upon the knowledge & experiences of all four areas to provide you with all the key components that enable you to hold ‘good running form’.

🔥The inability to hold ‘good form’ (when someone makes it look easy and holds a good strong posture/technique) causes a breakdown in technique because the stabilising muscles can no longer cope with the stress/ load placed upon them, thus no longer able to support the primary movements of the glutes and leg muscles.

🔥At this point the body will continue to try and do what you tell it to do, to keep moving forward and consequently involves other muscles which are not trained, and so, eventually over time leads to injury.

🔥Being fit is not just about how far or fast you can perform but rather it’s how long your body can hold ‘good form’? The moment your body can no longer sustain ‘good form’ the soft tissues (muscles, tendons & ligaments) are at risk of injury (strain, pull, tear, rupture).

 

Further detail about the sessions below....

There are many factors that influence the ability to run well. The majority of people’s training tends to focus on the development of the cardiovascular system often at the expense of other important aspects that if not developed tend to cause breakdown in a runner as they try to go longer and/or faster.

Running well is not solely reliant on a strong and well trained cardiovascular system but rather what holds you together over a duration of time holding optimal technique during execution of each of the running phases to allow your body to absorb the stress and load that running bares on the joints and muscles safely. Current life styles for most are actually detrimental to leading an active lifestyle, particularly running since we spend much of the day inactive and running well is so dependent on ‘holding good form’ which is difficult to achieve if the muscles are unable to respond in the correct ways to avoid injury onset.

Re-educate the body on the ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ to be able to activate the muscles efficiently, improve running technique to hold good form and run faster.

These sessions cater for all abilities regardless of experience and ability. The sessions look at the behind the scenes of what makes up a good runner.

 

The behind the scenes all over body conditioning that both your body and mind need in order for you to progress in your sport whilst addressing the essential movement patterns to strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments so that they can cope with the demands of stress/load placed upon them.

 

These sessions are designed to strengthen the major muscle groups whilst at the same time reducing the risk of common injuries brought about by high volume, frequency and/or intensity.