Although fairly obscure, the 100 Up running method caught fire shortly after the New York Times published the article The Once and Future Way to Run.
Reporter Christopher McDougall contends that nearly 80 percent of runners are injured due to running every year. The article suggests that a 100 year-old experiment yielded a foolproof way to increase performance and minimize (or even eliminate) injury.
The method, developed by G. Walter George at the turn of the century, has the runner to run in place lifting their knees as high as possible and repeat this 100 times, at least once a day.
I am a runner who has slowly drifted away after completing a marathon. While running and I remain in speaking terms, it’s not what it used to be. I wanted to create an informational website on this technique where we can share experiences and tips with the 100 Up running technique.
So…is the 100 Up running technique really the magic bullet? Let’s find out.