CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Get ready to ‘Dash and Dine’ for your health and the happiness of those less fortunate around the Pioneer Valley! Brandy Sullivan, Meal Plan Manager , Ricard Torres-Mateluna, UMass Auxiliary Enterprises Marketing Specialist from UMass and Lisa Queenin from the Amherst Survival Center told us how to train for a 5K and raise money for the Dash & Dine.
UMass Dash & Dine
Saturday, April 8th
UMass Amherst Campus
To benefit the: Amherst Survival Center
Tips for Runners:
Speed = Stride Angle + Stride Frequency
Improving Stride Frequency:
1. Hit the pavement – Basic Cardio Running Techniques
2. Speed Play – Intervals – improves cardio vascular fitness
3. Adding Sprints at the End of your workout – improves threshold and neural networks
4. Adding Hill Sprints to force great form and glute work – backwards down – builds strength.
Improving Stride Angle:
1. Better Stride angle = More efficiency – Why stride angle is important to prevent injury and maximize effort
2. Stretching – Hips, Glutes, and Shoulders – Improves your stride angle
3. Relax Shoulders and Breathe Deeply – Keeps you light on your feet and full range of motion
4. Slow-motion Video- IPhone 5S and up – Critique your own stride angle to improve posture and production.