25 Sep '13, 4pm

The Gait Debate: Is there a right way for triathletes to run?

The Gait Debate: Is there a right way for triathletes to run?

This is what leads us to the idea of treating running the way we do swimming—as a trainable skill. It’s universally accepted that becoming a good swimmer means spending huge amounts of time in the pool with a coach watching and teaching you, drill by drill and set by set, swim technique. The same could be said of a golf swing. We aren’t born with flawless freestyle technique and surely don’t come into this world with a perfect five-iron shot. In swimming and golf, skill development and practice are the price of success. However, there is not a similar universally accepted doctrine when it comes to running—although that conversation has, as mentioned, heated up in recent years.

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2013/09/training/the-runn...

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