Originally published January 2017.
To keep it simple, Doug Katona starts this CrossFit Endurance Trainer Course with the three running fundamentals: Pose/position, fall, pull. Katona emphasizes it’s not posture but position at CrossFit Walnut in California.
“So when you run, if you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be OK,” Katona says.
Fast runners, he adds, have less fear of falling.
The ultimate goal, Katona explains, is to reclaim the correct position as fast as possible.
“I have a saying that, ‘You can’t get hurt when you’re in the air.’ So if you spend a lot of time on the ground when you run, you’re asking for trouble,” he adds. “The more time you spend in the air when you run, the better off you’re going to be. Every time your foot hits the ground, get it off the ground.”