Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DHP running clinic

So after continually battling shin splints for an eternity the past few months I finally decided to take action beyond what I can do at home (stretching, icing, foam rolling, etc.)

Yesterday Eric and I headed to DHP in Camarillo. "Diaz Human Performance is home to a variety of specialized services, such as VO2 Max Testing, Womens Fitness, Gait Analysis, Triathlon and Marathon Training Programs " (source) I had done a little research on DHP before I visited for the first time yesterday to see what they had to offer. I found out that along with their studio in Camarillo they are a part of the Natural Running Network.

Here's a little video from their website about their program 
In the video, Diaz talks about what Natural Running is and what they specifically focus on (i.e. Mechanics of movement, how to successfully employ heart rate for training, functional strength, etc.) I actually got to talk to him yesterday about running and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable!

Diaz told me about a 3 and a half hour running clinic they are offering this Saturday and invited me to join! I am super excited to be able to share some of what I learn with you guys! I expect Saturday to be extremely beneficial. In the clinic I will have the opportunity to get my form corrected which he believes will help end my shin splints once and for all. YES! We will go over form, drills, heart rate training, taping, etc.

Eric is also going to tag along with me to learn from Mr. Diaz as well so it will be something fun that we can do together.

Have you ever been to a running clinic? 


3 comments:

  1. I just started running 3 weeks ago, and I still can't believe I am enjoying it! I'll be interested to see how the running clinic goes!

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  2. I'm so excited to hear how it goes. Shin pain is something I battle with on occasion.

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  3. I'm so late to this. I found you're blog while looking up reviews for DHP. I'm looking to improve nutrition and personal coaching to help with very detailed plan for next few racing seasons. They look legit but still have my reservations.

    Sorry but I disagree with mimicking other runners. Nobody should tell you what your proper running form is. Everybody is different and everybody has had shin splints unless they had strong shins to begin with. I ran in high school and college with no shin splints then i stopped running for 9 years and when I started up again I had shin splints for nearly 2 years. My conclusion is that my shins were weak after 9 year rest and It took a while to 1) heal and 2) strengthen. Deal with it.

    Anyway back to the running form see this video on how to discover your form and not somebody elses. http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/249724-Flotrack-High-School-Elite-50-2012-XC-Season/video/663230--10-Fort-Collins-HS-Hill-Repeats-WOW

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