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POSE Running on TRAIL Clinic
Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
want to run faster, longer and injury free?
interested in running naturally, in minimal shoes, or even barefoot?
Join POSE Coaches Valerie Hunt, Dr. Mike Maggio and ultrarunning trail Coach Josue Stephens for an intensive four-hour running clinic on trail focused on:
-proper running form
-agility on road or trail
-how to use barefoot and minimalist footwear to strengthen your feet.
Instructions for Clinic:
When: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
- Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Since we will be on trail, we suggest not coming barefoot and bringing some type of footwear that will keep you comfortable (Five Fingers etc..).
- We will have water, but bring a bottle to fill.
- We will meet in the parking lot of St. Edwards park off of Spicewood Springs Rd.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as we will begin promptly at 11:00am.
- We will probably go somewhere for lunch afterwards, but bring a snack,
- We will have some gels and electrolytes to keep you going throughout the 4 hours.
- If you have any questions, feel free to email us or visit the websites.
About the Coaches:
We (Dr. Mike Maggio and Valerie Hunt) are both certified Pose Method coaches and have over 18 years experience with Pose combined. Our training groups are really focused on creating efficiency. Through efficiency, greater speed and distance can be attained without pain or injury. The quickest way to a personal record is through building an efficient athlete – one that can get the most out of their discipline. Most injured athletes or athletes that experience pain are suffering due to improper motion. We assess all of our athletes from a biomechanical standpoint and determine where extra (or improper) motion is present. Once we understand where the problem is, we can work to correct it. After the form and technique are improved or corrected the body can heal. Depending on the athlete and the injury, we can usually treat the injury and fix the cause of the injury without a break in the training!
We keep our training fresh and interesting. It’s not the same old – warm up, grind out a workout, cool down and go home – kind of workout that everyone else does. We warm up, work on drill that will sharpen your form and technique, hit the workout (have a coach keeping an eye on form for you), cool down and go home with some drills, stretches and/or strength training to work on before the next workout to help you with continured improvement. This is why our athletes rarely get injured. We train smarter – and go faster.
Josue Stephens is an avid ultramarathon runner and trail running coach residing in Austin, TX. He is the founder/director of the Fuego y Agua Ultramarathon in Nicaragua as well as a sponsored athlete for Team Traverse Ultrarunning. Josue trains with his dog on the trails of Austin in barefeet or various types of minimalist footwear. His favorite thing besides running on trails is frozen yogurt.