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Good Running Technique

Good Running Technique

“My son, who loves running and doing track really enjoyed this class and was excited to share some of the new tips that he learned.”
–Amanda R., parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 28 Mar 2020

Schedule: This is a 1-hour class.

Format: Lecture with some class participation. No grading; homework is optional.

Cost: $20 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; $80 for one-on-one tutoring.

Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

Materials: Pencil and paper.

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by phone at 281-770-2276 or by email at michaelgold@goldams.com.

“My daughter was able to “teach back” lots of good running tips and clearly was very engaged throughout the class. She’s looking forward to implementing what she learned in the coming days.”
–Sirid, parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 27 Feb 2020

Class Description.

In this class, we will learn some basics of good running technique. Running should make us strong, but many, because they have poor technique, are wrecking their knees, ankles, skeleton, ligaments and tendons as they make their muscles stronger. They are “strengthening dysfunction” and creating injuries.

Everyone “knows” how to breathe. Everyone “knows” how to walk. Everyone “knows” how to use their feet. — Yet, because of some mistakes in our culture and because of shapes (and misshapes) we are put into by our furniture and chairs and shoes and conventions, most people have inefficiencies and deficiencies in their breathing, walking, running, moving, use of their feet, and more.

I know — I used to be one of them! Not that I’m now Mr. Perfect, but I have learned a lot in becoming a certified fitness trainer and in my on-going journey to know more and function better.

So, in this class:
-we will discuss some best practices for (1) breathing, (2) using our feet, (3) running;
-we will discuss a bit about how all of us works together when we run;
-we will learn and practice some exercises other than running that make us better runners;
-time permitting, we will talk about how to run in the outdoors on forest trails — much better for us than flat, monotonous, sterile asphalt trails and concrete roads.

And I can answer questions you might have.

We will use a combination of lecture, interactive discussion, Q&A, and in-class work. I’ll talk and I’ll demonstrate; you’ll listen, take notes, maybe talk and ask questions, and hopefully practice what I demonstrate and describe. Come prepared to listen, take notes, interact, and learn!

Let’s work on some ways to make running easy, natural, enjoyable, and effortless (well, kinda effortless!). I’d love to share, so we can all run faster, safer, healthier, and more efficiently. And have fun doing it.

“My daughter loves to run but has never had anyone explain the best way to do it in order to get the most out of it and avoid injury, etc. This was the perfect class for her. As soon as she was finished, she demanded I take her out for a run so she could try out some of the tips and tricks she learned. Good class!”
–Jennifer M., parent, about the Outschool class “Physical Fitness: Good Running Technique,” 26 Mar 2020