Before I devise any training plans or specific workouts, I take you through a 3-part assessment. The purpose of this is for both of us to better understand your current fitness level and running competence. The data also becomes the starting point of our journey together, which can be used for comparison and progression.
This assessment comprises of 6 exercises, all of which are indicators of the strength, endurance and stability of isolated muscles. These include the upper body, core and lower body.
The results indicate any imbalances, weaknesses, tightnesses, and strengths, and form the basis of my recommendations of your strength and conditioning routine.
As no equipment is required, and the exercises can be performed in 30 minutes in the comfort of your home, this assessment is ideal as a convenient and effective method of examining important muscle groups used in running.
Running Technique Assessment
This assessment comprises of 5 challenges, all of which reveal your natural running style. These include your arm drive, posture, knee lift, foot placement along with many other signs of misalignments and mismatches compared to optimal running form.
The results form the basis of my recommendations of the running techniques you should focus on during the upcoming block of training.
This video-based assessment is the ideal visual representation to examine important mechanical efficiencies in your running style. The 30 minutes spent with someone who can film you running is invaluable to your knowledge and progression to a stronger athlete.
Running Curriculum Vitae
This written exercise comprises of 5 tasks, which collate past performances and reflections, as well as future ambitions and a draft timeline for your desired goals.
The documents not only summarise you as a runner but highlight your unique ambitions, and form the basis of my recommendations on how to structure the training cycles.
As the documents can be created in 30 minutes in the comfort of your home, they can easily become a powerful motivator for your running in the short-term, with me holding you accountable.