An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “Balance: The Most Overlooked Aspect Of Running”

March 1, 2021
It’s remarkable that it has taken us 6 months to get to the issue of balance in running given it is perhaps the most essential component of biomechanics and the training itself. Sonia leads Jarlath through the basic theory of teaching your feet to react to changes in your body position. There’s a look at some of the more unusual training exercises to improve the reaction of our proprioceptors and how to pronounce proprioceptors. There’s the new book club section with the announcement of our first book choice, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight. Sonia then broadens the discussion of balance into our wider training and explains to Jarlath why running slowly needs to be the biggest part of his week.
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