FROM DRILLS TO RUNNING
A recent post on the forum
summed up a topic for today's training article. Some beginners seem to have trouble understanding how to go from Pose running drills to actual running and going for a particular distance. There was valuable advice given by the Pose Coaches and forum members, but all of it was rejected as "non-answers". This is not the first time it's happening. So let's take a look at this situation and try to get to the root of the problem.
How does one transit from drilling and running short distances to "simply running" and running longer distances? To understand the answer to that question, you have to understand what running is.
From the Pose Method point of view, running is nothing more than getting in and out of the "POSE". There is only one "key pose" in running that allows for continuous motion under the most optimal conditions, where we position our bodies in such a way and manner that allows for the easiest, fastest and most efficient energy transfer in our gravity controlled environment. Energy transfer is movement. So your ability to get in and out of "pose", aka your technique, determines your running. EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH THE "POSE" IN RUNNING. Whatever style is utilized by any given runner, every single one eventually ends up in the "POSE" and keeps on moving through the cycle of repetitive motions. With the help of the Pose Method of Running, one can learn how to go from Pose to Pose in the most efficient manner without wasting energy on unnecessary, extraneous movements that could happen in between the poses.
The only 2 things that separate average runners from the elite ones are the engine and the technique. Everything else "comes along". While we cannot do anything about our engine, it is either a Ferrari or something else, we can get a better handle on our technique, that is one thing that is fully under our control.
How do you maintain your technique
? You learn to do so with the help of Pose running drills
What are drills? Here's a definition from dictionary.com: Disciplined, repetitious exercise as a means of teaching and perfecting a skill or procedure. So, pose running drills are specific exercises to help you learn to run, aka get in and out of "POSE". Drills work their magic by instilling a certain perception. So at the end of the day, it's all about developing your perception.
The conclusion that you should make from the above is the following - it is within the capacity of each one of us to run any day, any distance for as long as we can maintain our technique
. So feel free to run longer distances at any time and simply keep your focus on your technique.
Article by Dr. Nicholas Romanov
Composed by L. Romanov