Just a quick notice that from this week until October – the DWR’ing weekly coached session will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 5.45-6.4pm at Beatty Park Pool, North Perth.
Check it out! Published in the Stadium Triathlon Club‘s weekly newsletter. Thanks Stadium Tri Club!
LAND v’s WATER RUNNING
By Jade Lane
There is always a surprised look on the triathlete’s face at the end of a ‘real’ Deep Water Running (DWR’ing) session. Don’t assume that DWR’ing is solely designed for your Nana or injured people, a 60min session will leave you feeling that same running ‘euphoria’ as it would on land.
The water key to providing additional benefits to your running program; it allows your session to be low impact on your body, but on a very high resistance level. The resistance provides 2 things; a tough training session (as your running gait no longer has a recovery phase) and a big plus of an increased awareness of exactly what your running form ‘feels’ like.
Buoyancy is an important factor in the differences between land and Water Running. The decrease in gravity from water surroundings does a few interesting things. Firstly, lowering the impact on your body, so no more sore feet, ankles, knees and hips when you‘re run has finished. But, interestingly it also keeps your HR low, meaning you can recover faster. This occurs from lower gravitational pull and with increased pressure on your limbs (similar to wearing a full body compress garment!) your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to return blood flow, which means shorter recovery periods, and feeling fresher after your session.
Does it sounds too good to be true? Possibly… The downside with DWR’ing is that it isn’t all that exciting. With increased resistance you move slowly through the water and your motivation can quickly disappear. That is why DWR’ing with a group of mates is good fun, you can catch up on the gossip, keep cool, and work hard all at the same time. Try it out: Wednesday 5.45pm – 6.45pm at Beatty Park Pool.
The key points on the basics of DWR’ing can be found at www.deepwaterrunning.net.