Strength and MObility training

A combination of modern lifestyles and poor training has left many athletes susceptible to injury and sub-optimal performances. Spending hours in front of a computer screen, sitting in a car commuting to and from work, rushing off for an hour hard run before finally sitting back down to watch television in the evening is hardly the stimulus your body needs to maintain good function and movement quality.

It is therefore hardly surprising that the majority of runners spend as much time injured as they do actually running. In fact as runners, we have almost come to believe that this is the norm. At The Run Project, we look to address this issue by making people aware of their lifestyle choices, improving the structure of their training and assisting them in regaining better movement quality and control through strength and mobility work.

As with anything training related, there is no one size fits all model but there are sound principles that we look to incorporate in all our strength programs. We also have access to incredibly knowledgeable strength coaches as well as chiropractors and physiotherapists and try work closely with them in areas where we ourselves have less knowledge or expertise. Injuries and chronic pain do not have to be synonymous with running and we are firmly of the belief that we can help you in this journey of achieving pain free, happy and sustainable running.

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Death by rolling hills.

KB (@runnerbee14 ) joined the Run Project just over a year ago now with a dream to finish the UTCT 100km. A year prior KB had attempted the race but had been forced to withdraw due to not making the cutoff at one of the latter aid stations. For those that don’t know the cutoff is really tight for a fairly technical mountain ultra. While there are very runnable sections of the race, for anyone that has done it you will also know there are significant climbs and a lot of the ‘flatter’ sections are rocky and technical. 
For anyone that knows KB, you know that she is as tough as they come and that work ethic and discipline would not be a problem. We assessed her previous training and thought that perhaps her running efficiency could be improved, ‘death by rolling hills’ was born. 
KB threw herself into her daily movement practice, hill strides, sprinting and long runs on the Jeep tracks around Table Mountain. During the middle of the year she completed Ryan Sandes 13 Peaks challenge which just reinforced that she had the toughness and fortitude to keep moving forward on long days in the mountain. Instead of resting on her laurels KB continued to work on improving her running.
In fact at one point we even managed to convince KB to cut down on her beers each week and go for an easy run around Keurboom fields during her taper. The transition was complete.

Needless to say KB crossed that finish line on Saturday like the boss lady she is. KB you are the most wonderful human and we can’t tell you how grateful we are to have played some role in your incredible journey this year! Definitely time for that beer 🍻
Death by rolling hills. KB (@runnerbee14 ) joined the Run Project just over a year ago now with a dream to finish the UTCT 100km. A year prior KB had attempted the race but had been forced to withdraw due to not making the cutoff at one of the latter aid stations. For those that don’t know the cutoff is really tight for a fairly technical mountain ultra. While there are very runnable sections of the race, for anyone that has done it you will also know there are significant climbs and a lot of the ‘flatter’ sections are rocky and technical. For anyone that knows KB, you know that she is as tough as they come and that work ethic and discipline would not be a problem. We assessed her previous training and thought that perhaps her running efficiency could be improved, ‘death by rolling hills’ was born. KB threw herself into her daily movement practice, hill strides, sprinting and long runs on the Jeep tracks around Table Mountain. During the middle of the year she completed Ryan Sandes 13 Peaks challenge which just reinforced that she had the toughness and fortitude to keep moving forward on long days in the mountain. Instead of resting on her laurels KB continued to work on improving her running. In fact at one point we even managed to convince KB to cut down on her beers each week and go for an easy run around Keurboom fields during her taper. The transition was complete. Needless to say KB crossed that finish line on Saturday like the boss lady she is. KB you are the most wonderful human and we can’t tell you how grateful we are to have played some role in your incredible journey this year! Definitely time for that beer 🍻