Day 5

Stage 1 is Nearly Complete

Only today and tomorrow of this routine, then we change everything completely!

Stick with it. Even at this early stage, lots of runners are saying that they can feel a difference. Flexibility and mobility that wasn’t evident a week ago.

Think about it: if we can get you 1 inch improvement in stride length through better hip mobility, that adds up to over a quarter of a mile gain across a marathon… roughy speaking – but you get the point :)

Basic Mobility Drills

  • Hip Flexor Stretch (video) – 3 x [20sec hold + 20 active reps] each side
  • Hamstring Stretch (video) – 3 x 20 reps each side
  • Adductor Stretch (video) – 2 x 10 reps [7sec contract : 10sec relax + stretch]

Today’s Balance Drill

  • Single Leg Balance – Eyes Closed (video) – 1 x 1min each side
  • Single Leg Balance – Running Man (video) – 1 x 1min each side

“Movement is Really The Essence of Life…”

…that’s just one of the many one-liners I love to quote from this awesome video featuring ultra running legend Bernd Heinrich.

Check it out: