Shane Benzie is the founder of Running Reborn, a running technique coach and movement specialist.
Think of him as the Indiana Jones of the coaching world; Shane has scoured the Earth searching for lost treasures of athletic lore. His experience spans running, trekking and climbing at altitudes of up to 6000 meters and temperatures down to -30, deserts to +50 and jungles with humidity up to 100% in such far flung places as Mozambique, Vietnam, Cambodia, the arctic and the Amazon. He has studied runners in these extreme environments and brings a scientific approach to perfecting the art of running; he can often be found on the plains of East Africa studying the exceptional natural runners there or lurking at base camps during our own Ultras ready to pounce on our intrepid competitors and fit them with his specialist sensors.
In this episode Will and Kris quiz him on his unique approach to coaching running technique, concentrating on natural movement and in particular the fascial system which is responsible for posture, proprioception of the foot, elastic recoil and the production of elastic energy in the body. They also discuss techniques to help Will manage his freakishly large head during long runs. Enjoy!