Last month, I traveled to Ohio to meet with Joe Sparks , a Pose coach. I bought the Pose book a few years back, but I never felt like I fully understood the method. I decided it was worth a one-time investment to get professional instruction.
I signed up for a 2-hour individual lesson. Overall, I felt the session was very worthwhile. I learned a ton and made improvements in my running within the session. I also feel doing the lesson individually was key. It took every minute of the two-hour session for me to absorb everything and get comfortable. A group session would have been less effective.
Some general thoughts on Pose:
Romanov's accent and attitude have probably limited the popularity of the Pose method
The Pose method is not magic; there are basic, simple principles involved
Pose is one way to run, but there is not enough evidence to say it is the way to run
Videotaping is important; you might think you are doing one thing but the videotape shows another
Overall, I was very happy with the lesson. I will be applying the techniques this summer along with some other things I'm working on.