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Today's quick topic is about running on ice. Why ice? It's a good way to evaluate the efficiency of your running technique. Since ice is slippery, it provides little room for wasted movements and inefficient technique when running. The feedback is instant... if you run poorly, you slip and/or fall.
While I don't necessarily recommend ice-running as a regular practice (although it could be if you enjoy it and are adequately prepared), it's a fun and effective way to check whether you're wasting efforts and putting unnecessary stress on your body when you run on other more forgiving surfaces.
If you're going to try this out, use sense and please be careful. For help with your running technique and development, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about remote Individualized Programming (anywhere) or in-person Private Training (Guelph and surrounding area).