Run Slower to Run Faster!

Your muscles and heart need to be strong and your energy systems need to be taught how to work properly, and that takes time and care. Amongst other things, your exercise professional should prescribe lots of slow running, at a really easy heart rate. This is because slow (running) work gives you a long-term gain… Read More

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Running: Should You be Jumping or Falling?

Running is often described as a series of jumps. When our foot strikes the ground we naturally – and partly as a result of gravity and our biomechanics – want to displace most of the energy we are subjected to upward. We are much less efficient at translating these vertical forces into a more horizontal… Read More

Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

Road Running vs Treadmill Running

“RUNNING BATTLE Runners have long debated the difference between training on a treadmill and training on solid ground. “Belt turnover” is commonly cited as a factor that helps to move your foot backwards and there by makes running on a treadmill easier than running on the road. At constant velocity, is this a real effect? If so, wouldn’t… Read More

Overground vs Treadmill Running: What the Difference?

Research Paper Title Comparison of Lower Extremity Kinematic Curves During Overground and Treadmill Running. Background Researchers conducted gait analyses utilising both overground and treadmill modes of running. Previous studies comparing these modes analysed discrete variables. Methods Recently, techniques involving quantitative pattern analysis have assessed kinematic curve similarity in gait. Therefore, the purpose of this study… Read More