Stop energy leaks during toe-off by making sure the tibialis posterior muscle is on-board. The what?! The tibialis posterior is deep in the lower leg - next to the bone - and is the master controller of foot positioning during running.
If you have not checked out our videos over the last two days, start there. The tibialis posterior can be worked with simple calf raises. With one caveat. You gotta squeeze a ball in between your heels.
To perform, squeeze the ball in between your heels and push up onto your toes. You will be tight through your calfs, but I also want you to maintain tension in your butt and core. Hold at the top for a second then lower back down.
Two things: maintain an arch throughout the repetitions and be sure to lower down as slowly as you pushed up. Aim for 2 seconds both ways. Controlled reps for the master controller . That's it! Easy peasy! Be sure to tag a running friend and I'll see you next week. I'll be rooting for all of you running the inaugural #encinitashalfmarathon this weekend!
Fun times when your friends come in for some VO2max testing.
They're ready to take their triathlon game up a notch this year. After years of gutting through it, they might now be ready to train smarter and run/bike/swim faster!