Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday Technical Session

This past Sunday we had a solid group out for our technical swim and run session. We snapped some great video for analysis and were able to give instant feedback both in the pool and out on the field. I think everyone was able to take away some great feedback..and hopefully they don't mind us picking apart their technique.

We are coming up to the first major triathlon of the season, the Subaru Shawnigan Lake triathlon. We have athletes competing in both the Olympic and the Half-Iron distance and should be a really good turnout and hope the weather is nice.

I thought I would share this video for those that have not seen it. It is of the first few runners at approximately Mile 17 of this years Boston Marathon. Notice their foot strike and body position. Their foot plants directly under the body and they have a slight lean forward. If you also notice the level of the fence and their head height there is very little pop up or collapse down.

Elite Men in the 2010 Boston Marathon - Super Slow Motion from Runblogger on Vimeo.

Video clip of elite males running near mile 17 of the 2010 Boston Marathon. Runners in order on video are: 1. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2. Deriba Merga, 3. Tekeste Kebede, 4. Moses Kigen Kipkosgei (red/green singlet); 5. Abderrahim Goumri (purple singlet w/ yellow stripe), and 6. Mebrahtom Keflezighi. Video was filmed at 300fps with a Casio EX-F1 digital camera and slowed down in Virtualdub to play back a rate of 10fps. Video courtesy of runblogger.com.

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