RUNNING FORM ANALYSIS
Efficient running is easy running.

All runners can benefit by finding their most efficient running form. Running efficiently:

 

  1. decreases the chance of injury

  2. reduces fatigue

  3. improves speed

 

But efficient running form isn’t just about how you move. That’s why my analysis is a multi-step process:

1) Structural Analysis

The analysis starts with diagnostic tests of strength and flexibility in running-specific areas. These tests pinpoint the weaknesses that are keeping you from running efficiently.

2) Mechanical Analysis

Next is frame-by-frame video analysis of how you run. This allows a detailed look at how your upper and lower body move as you run and what changes we need to make.

3) Exercise Instruction

Based on the testing and video analysis, I develop a personalized routine of pre-run and post-run drills and exercises for you to address your weakest areas.

Running Form Analysis FAQs

After examining the testing, videos, and going over the exercise routines, I compile and send you:

1. The results of your structural tests
2. Your personalized pre-run and post-run exercise routines (including links to instructional videos of the drills and exercises)
3. Screenshots of your video analysis with my notes on your main areas of focus
I'll send you instructions on how to film / photograph the diagnostic tests and examples of you running. Once you send those to me, we schedule a time to video conference and talk through what I'm seeing and what we need to focus on.

Then we'll discuss the exercises I'll be putting in your pre-run and post-run routines and go over examples.

Finally, I'll send over my diagnostic notes, your exercise routines, and the screen shots of your running video with my notes for you to refer back to.
The video conference usually takes around 60 minutes but the exact length depends on what areas we need to address in your running.
Yes! Most runners notice the improvements in their running start after 4-6 weeks of doing drills and exercises regularly. At that time you can schedule a follow-up session if needed to make sure your improvements are on track.