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Running Technique Studies and Resources

Summary

This contains links to resources that has come from the thread "Does Running Technique Affect Speed". Tried to remove the opinions and put together the more concrete finds.

This article is owned by run free

Introduction to Running Technique

Ignore the Somax advertising (and the Sub 2 Hour Marathon claim) but the video is good for an introduction: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Gordon Pirie "Running Fast Injury Free": Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Seb Coe on Running Technique/Style: Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Studies on African Runners

Slide show: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Article on improving performance from observational studies on Africans: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Effects of environmental on performance:Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Caucasian vs African: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Out of Africa: Endurance Training Link (roll over me to see where I go) a four part video series looking at why the Africans are so good

Studies on Techniques and Running Biomechanics

Dr Nicholas Romanov's Eccentric Knee Study abbreviated study: Link (roll over me to see where I go) or here Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Full study: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Contact time and length on speed: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Dr Ross Tucker's Study on foot strike: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Other articles by Ross Tucker: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Can running technique be taught: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Biomechanics of Foot Strikes & Applications to Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear: Link (roll over me to see where I go) (a research website with the aim of providing "evidence-based resource" for running biomechanics)
The Biomechanics of Maximal Velocity Sprinting (5 part video series by UKA Coach Jon Goodwin): Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Other Stuff

Chris McDougall's running experience with the Mexican Indian Tribe in brief: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Barefoot running: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Benefits of shoes or really less shoes: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Factors Affecting Running Economy in Trained Distance Runners: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Alexander Technique: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Improve without specific technique training: Link (roll over me to see where I go) or read Gordon Pirie - see link above
Two pdf's from Arthur Lydiard Link (roll over me to see where I go) , Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Learning From the Past, training through the ages: Link (roll over me to see where I go) (looks at training in the past, some coaches looked at technique, others didn't. Its a good read to see the different training methods that were used)

Eastern Practices

Simplified look at Tai Chi (or Taiji) Principles: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Or of course wikipedia: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Simplified look at Yoga principles: Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Threads

Discussions on Chi: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Vid examples: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Discussions on Pose: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Vid example: Link (roll over me to see where I go)
Original Technique Discussion Thread: Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Timeline of current Running Techniques taught

Websites have been specified - expect to part money ;-)
1997 Pose - Dr Njcholas Romanov (pHD in biomechanics/Olympic coach) -Link (roll over me to see where I go)
1999 Chi - Danny Drefer (Chi student and runner) - Link (roll over me to see where I go)
2005: Evolution Running - Ken Mierke (coach) - Link (roll over me to see where I go)
2005: BK Method - Frans Bosch (coach) - Link (roll over me to see where I go)
2006 Good Form Running - Grant Robinson (Former Olympic Athlete) - Link (roll over me to see where I go)

Recent Updates User Comments
Dec 2011 run free Added benefits of minimalist shoes
May 2011 SPR
Feb 2011 run free
Feb 2011 SPR
Feb 2011 emjaybee Arthur Lydiard links added
Feb 2011 emjaybee Added link to UKa Out of Africa video series
Feb 2011 SPR
Feb 2011 run free
Feb 2011 run free
Feb 2011 SPR

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