Run, Rabbit Run..!!! for the runners that I see out there,
I just want to say, well done to all the runners I saw at the Colour Blast event last Sunday, lovely to see lots of families running which is brilliant and my daughter Sian ran with her friends, Ella and Charlie who came 2nd....,
Well done to the Triathletes at Stratford Tri event on Sunday too.
Good luck to those runners doing Blenhiem half this Sunday, that includes my hubby Darren and Anna and abybody else running...
Let's look how Fitness Pilates would help you along with your training schedule
Before long those of you who have entered the Virgin London Marathon, will be already training or starting to now, if not you need too now as you will know if you have your place.....!!!!
You need to be the most effective, energy converting runner and achieve brilliant things.
Fitness Pilates exercises will:
Build up the back muscles evenly...
Elongate and align the spine for better stability, through gait..
Always think "run tall" ,....
Expand the diaphragm..., enhancing lunge capacity, better breathing of both inhalation and exhalation.
Increase overall flexibility, strength and balance, whether your a forefoot or heel strike runner. The consistence of running, pounding on the joint/muscle will shorten the muscle, then stride length, making you having to work harder to cover the same distance.
Increase range of motion in hips and shoulder areas - hips flexors will get tight and encourage forward flexion (a shortening, round shoulders, tight chest and bad posture, a knock on effect on the breathing, very closed and tight.....
Remember " run tall" ..
Tight hip flexors weak gluts never a good recipe for running...
Enhance concentration through focused breathing - mind-set, be in the room 100%, running in a mental game
Help your body recover faster after performances and aid recovery quicker from injuries, if you get injured, you are more likely due to overtraining not resting, doing active rest, or stretching, listen to your body....
Body and mind-set awareness are key elements, if the course is tight or a large entry, awareness of your self needs to be there.
A stronger and more stable core helps a runner, the core isn't just one muscle.,
from the diaphragm to the pubic bone.
Run more efficiently uphill with more stability and less lateral movement, which eating into your energy tank.
Run more efficiently downhill with a stronger and more balance pelvis. (The sciatic area, the SIJ's and pelvis girdle)
Experience less tightening of the neck, head and shoulders - relax the upper body, shoulders, arm swing, arms/shoulder movement will release tension from this area.
As you increase your millage in the legs, you need to decrease fatigue, as you're putting a lot of strain/stress on the body and asking a lot of it to perform.
It will shave seconds off your times because you move with more efficiently, more free energy, a lightness about your self and a focused mind.
Run stronger, freer and without pain!
Hazel "running wild "Oliver
Open Fitness Pilates Classes
Monday - Meon Vale Leisure Ctr Village Hall 7.30pm
Tuesday - Nfu Annex 12.15pm
Thursday - The Malthouse, Alveston, S-u-A 7.30pm
Road closure from the crossroad on the Wellesbourne/Loxley Road (by the airfield) to Tiddington from 6th October to 20th October is closed for work re-surfacing, Hampton Lucy crew please amend you route to the Village hall on Tuesdays...