RunSmart and Steve Gonser are simply the best way to train! 3 years older than my last marathon- but 20 minutes faster - and heading back to Boston! (Huge thanks, Steve!)The workouts on RunSmart are brilliant and they work. I'm a fan of Day 3, Day 7, Day 12 and Buttcamp. Keep 'em coming!
I have been doing the 'Boot Camp' video series in the evening and can't say enough good things about how it makes me feel. I do feel like I'm running better, but also I stand up straighter, feel more graceful (ok maybe that's an overstatement) and balanced and have a better overall sense of wellbeing in all the activities I do. I take the half hour I waste puttering on the computer and invest it in making my body more strong and balanced, I'll take that any day.
I caught Steve's talk at the Buffalo Marathon Expo and what he said about balance made a lot of sense to me. I've had incredibly good luck with injuries over the years but I don't want to take my good health for granted so I figured I'd give his 12 videos bootcamp series a try. After getting six days in I can already feel the results and not just by it making me stronger but I also feel faster too.
Great website with great information that is helping me get stronger and to become a better more well-rounded runner.
I have been a subscriber to RunSmart's unlimited access of their training videos for just a few weeks. What do I think so far? As a competitive runner, I think it's great source of 'run specific' training information, workouts and exercises. As a new user, my immediate RunSmart goal is to cycle through the RunSmart BaseSix boot camp videos at least three or four times over the next few months. I am certain this training will improve my running strength, balance and form.
Plantar fasciitis can seriously take the fun out of running! I've struggled with this injury for over a year, getting only temporary relief from ice, specialty socks, cortisone, active release treatments, and rest. That excruciating first step of the day was becoming a way of life until I started the Base 6 workouts. The functional strength and balance exercises (workouts day 4, 7 and 8) have effectively eliminated this nagging problem, even while ramping up mileage for my next marathon. And yes I'm getting faster too, posting times I haven't seen in 3 years.
I couldn't ask for a more comprehensive, yet simple system to do learn and perform workout drills in the comfort of your own home, or while away on travel.
I absolutely love this site!! I picked up running about 5 years ago starting with 5ks then building all the way up to marathons. As I've gotten older, the marathon distance has become a bit more challenging. I was looking for help. After a few weeks of self-treatment I finally realized I needed professional help. Well I can tell you this---I found it here!! Within days of reading articles and viewing videos my hip pain is almost gone. I am now able to train more consistently.