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Running a Faster Ironman Marathon: Running More Efficiently

Let’s talk about going faster with less effort…but first…a disclaimer:

The topic of running efficiency is a currently a hot one. Google “Pose Method, “Chi Running,” “barefoot running,” “Born to Run,” “Newton shoes,” etc and you’ll be led to books, articles, links and studies espousing this, that and the other theory about how to run more efficiently. Here’s the deal — you’ve been running, however it is that you run, your entire life. Your body has adapted to how YOU run. For this reason any changes that you make to your running form, regardless of the system you decide to follow, must be implemented slowly and with caution!

If you go diving into any of these systems without a well thought out plan for giving your body time to adapt to a new style of running, you are very likely to become injured. In our experience, a good plan to change your running form would include significantly dropping the volume, intensity, and perhaps even the frequency of your running. In short, you would need to temporarily suspend your fitness, get-faster training goals and instead focus on improving your technique, listening to your body and giving it lots of time to adapt to your new form.
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Building a Faster Ironman Run: Running Faster

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Let’s begin by breaking the topic down into two major components: Running Potential and Running Success.

Running Potential: “What CAN I run on race day, given current fitness, training, etc?” The best predictor of Running Potential on race day is your VDot score.
Running Success: “Given my running potential, what WILL I run on race day.” The best predictor of Running Success on race day is race execution skills.

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