While running at UC Davis I had the privilege of being coached by Jim Hunt, an elder statesmen of the college coaching scene with decades of experience. Coach Hunt had a very specific approach to training, deriving many of his ideas from Dr. Owen Anderson. The most prominent of these was neural based training for endurance athletes. At Davis every one of our workouts would include drills or intervals focused on improving neural recruitment patterns and thus efficiency of running. Improving our skill at running rather than just our cardiovascular conditioning. I have found these adaptations important in my training and am hoping to share some of the key drills and workouts that runners of all types (trail, road, track) and levels can incorporate into their training. Of course this is just one piece of the training puzzle, but an oft neglected one.
My first attempt at putting together a clinic will be at Transports Running store (Solano location) this Monday at 6PM. We will warm up to the track where I will introduce people to the concept of neuromuscular training and some fun drills that you might want to limit to doing around like minded people.
More information can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/309730485842755/
(I will also be doing a clinic in Marin at one of San Francisco Running Company’s Wednesday night group runs)