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'Taking it in stride'....


Life in the Fast Lane...

Someone once said 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.. If that is to be believed then a sixty second video is worth a good deal more....

"GP, I just don't have time to read Run Tall, Run Easy", "I really only listen to audio books", "I am a visual learner".....it is indeed my hopes that one day soon Run Tall, Run Easy the video will be available to you but not worry, in the meantime, feast your eyes on this poetry in motion, this moving Picasso...

We are blessed to be able to watch and study the legendary Ethiopian rock-star distance runner and multiple world record holder and multiple Olympic Gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie in slow motion from the profile and anterior affording us a fantastic case study in proper running biomechanics- (take off~flight~landing phase)...

Take special note of the close proximity of his wrists to his torso in the arm action return phase which in turn insures his body remains square and true minimizing upper body rotation allowing him to lead with the chest remaining in extension and assisting his power as a puller (not a pusher)....also take note of the extension of the lower leg in the drive phase, this moves his hips along a horizontal plane (like a Swan across the water), reducing excess vertical oscillation~in turn at the point of ground contact his ankle/foot mechanism is in the return phase sweeping under his body instantaneously loading his glutes which act powerfully to propel his center of gravity forward towards his target (not upward) and despite his tremendous speed minimizing impact and braking forces allowing him to perpetuate forward motion, not interrupt it....

I hope this helps you...

Have a great day and may you walk in peace !

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