Go For a Run

Let me start this off by mentioning something about George Hébert's Natural method, which can be considered widely as the root of parkour.  When initially created, Hébert meant the method to be trained by two ways.  First, by a specifically made obstical course, or parcours, which is now the common military obstacle course.

And Secondly, purely just to go for a run in nature, adapting to the natural obstacles that come in your way.

So this thread is mainly for all of those out there, like me, who haven't done this for awhile, or at all...


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What is a parkour run? - - - > it is simply a run at a comfortable pace through your town, your spots, your nature; adapting and overcoming the obstacles that come in your way.  You can even run loops around a single spot, the point is just to keep moving!

This doesn't apply to all, but I know a lot of us out there train one spot at a time, practicing specific movements or skills with plenty of rest when needed.  THAT is why this method of training is important and should be used often.  The parkour run is parkour training at its purest sense.  It shows us what movements we have truly made second nature, and what movements still need work.  It tests our ability to adapt instead of our ability to plan out specific movements.  What would be the purpose of training if we couldn't put our movements to the test on the spot?

CAUTION! For those who have not done this before, or have not done it for a 20+ minute period, fatigue and endurance are a factor!  KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAFE - it is ill-advised to attempt your max skill movements here due to the aforementioned fact. The parkour run should come as comfortably as a normal run.

FOCUS - the focus for the parkour run is on fluidity and adaptation.  It is mainly a test of endurance.

For those who have never done this before, you'll be surprised at how tiring it can become.  What is normally a simple wall run becomes hard - For some it will hopefully be a wake up call to the importance of conditioning in parkour training


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Written by Mark Toorock   
Saturday, 26 February 2011 10:58