Happy Thursday. I woke up this morning not able to believe it’s Thursday already. Thursdays are not only my busiest day, but they’re also my day to get all my to-do’s of the week done before the weekend. Puts less pressure on Fridays that way
Thursday’s also the day I vlog to you about my thoughts. Today’s thoughts surround a topic I’ve been tip toeing around lately – running. Some days I hate it, some days I L-O-V-E it. These days I’m having more of the latter, thanks to talking about it with some other running lovers, new running kicks, and bettering my form – just all around trying not to be clueless.
If you watched the video, you heard me talk about Dartfish. A little bit on Dartfish:
The use of Dartfish video software enables a physical therapist to record and scientifically analyze an athlete’s movements (gait analysis). The therapist and athlete can view the running form via slow-motion or frame-by-frame playback on a computer screen. With the information gathered in the analysis, a therapist will recommend appropriate gait modification strategies to change or improve gait for better performance.
An athlete’s use of biomechanical gait analysis can be a preventative measure to identify poor movements or habits, and change them before injury occurs.
I had the opportunity to use the dartfish technology at a nearby physical therapy center, Accelerated physical therapy.
Some of my results:
- 9-10 degree of right knee valgus
- Cadence of 162 when it should be 180
- Heel striker
- Not enough forward lean
Pretty cool, right?
OK, breakfast and foam rolling time for this chica!
Runners: What running form rules do you have trouble with? Do you have any running form tips for us?