Welcome to USAF Efficient Running
John F Kennedy over 40 years ago outlined the current challenge to family fitness and gave us the solution.
"Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security. We do not want in the United States a nation of spectators. We want a nation of participants in the vigorous life. This is not a matter which can be settled, of course, from Washington. It is really a matter which starts with each individual family…"
In the Air Force we live in small families within the large group. Culture and behavior change will need to grow out of these small families, but with the proper knowledge and tools. Thank you for the opportunity to share advice and experience with fellow runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts. If you are training for an event, striving to improve your health and fitness, desire to experience less discomfort in your endurance activity, or a military member trying to improve on your PT test -then dive in. Although this site focuses mostly on running, the principles apply to all endurance activity as well as overall health. Running is a seemingly simple activity. It was when we were kids. So why do many have difficulty on the Fitness Test and/or get injured trying? In reality for the working Airman it is a complex mix of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, strength and coordination of movement…that we must make simple again. We are going to introduce you to practice for running. Running can be fun again. You will feel relaxed movement, painless efficiency, speed improvement, and confidence. So how do we practice for running?
...Explore Efficient Running USAF
Follow the link for:
- Training Schedules for General Fitness, 5k, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon
- General training and racing principles and tips
- Some short videos with more running drills
If you have a story about your own running experience, or of something that we have helped you learn about running form, training, footwear, nutrition --or simply the fun and play of running -- I'd be grateful if you'd like to share it.
Real knowledge and meaning comes from real people and their stories.
We are also striving to improve this site and the training to help you and we welcome any suggestions for improvement.