Saturday, April 18, 2009

Video: Ryan Hall's Boston Marathon Workout

Check out the video I just embedded at the bottom of this blog. Shows Ryan Hall on an 8 mile tempo running he completed in 38 minutes! That's an average of roughly 4 minutes and 45 seconds per mile...WOW.

I mentioned in earlier blogs the 90 BPM cadence and forefoot running style used by the elites. This video lets you see Ryan doing both with some great side angle shots so you can really see his running form. Highly recommend runners of all levels to watch this and use the pause/play button to slow down to view individual frames.

If you watch closely, his heels never hit the ground and it is quite amazing how much of the time his body is actually floating in the air like a deer. In particular, check out the video frames from 1:42 to 1:50 as well as 2:05 to 2:20. For all of you visual learners, this is truly awesome. Enjoy!


  1. Wow, this is such a fabulous video! It's really inspirational and, like you wrote, very clearly shows great running form. I may just have to get out and run again.

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