JOE UHAN Q&A
1. Stride analysis-related client accomplishment you’re most proud of and why?
All of them: any time folks can make stride adjustments, then feel so much better (and run faster) that's extremely rewarding!
2. Most exotic personal running experience?
Though hardly exotic, running Rio del Lago 100 this fall - which runs the latter end of the Western States 100 course - in wet, cold and foggy conditions was wild. Being at Auburn Lake Trails - normally at 90 degrees or hotter during WSER - in a shroud of fog and steady rain was surreal.
3. Favorite local trail?
Hardesty Mountain. It is a trailhead in the foothills outside Eugene
that has three old fire lookouts. Hardesty Mountains, which climbs
3300' over five-plus miles, has only a the slighest view these days -
the Three Sisters and Broken Top can be seen, but only with clear
skies. That said, it's an outstanding training run that I call it "The
Working Man's Mountain".
4. Favorite cross training activity?
Yoga and weightlifting are so central to my routine that I simply consider them "training".
5. Personal running accomplishment you’re most proud of and why?
My 2:31 marathon PR. As it gets smaller in the rearview mirror, its significance gets greater!
6. Most unusual stride analysis-related issue you’ve had to deal with?
"Leaners" are for sure the most unusual and challenging! I should know, because I am one!