Poles can be a winner when used well. Borrow before you buy. Learn when and how to use them. Have a bit of fun with it.Read More
The plantar fascia does lots of useful stuff. Know that the plantar fascia is strong and capable. When you have heel pain, structuring your load is key. Smartly increasing your load and activity is the way to get back to your prime.Read More
A regular strength routine helps build more robust movement systems. It creates changes throughout your body, including: improved nervous system functioning and muscle/tendon biology. This means that you can adapt better to variations in load, which might be more hill running, increasing kilometres or adding speed work. This all helps to improve your running efficiency and performance.Read More
Running uphill needs a different technique to flat running. There are two key differences.
First, you will take shorter strides. You want most of your power to come from pushing down and back. This works best when you put your foot down underneath you or just in front of your body.
Second, you will naturally land more towards a forefoot strike. The slope of the hill makes this happen, you don’t need to change your foot angle.Read More
Welcome. This is a guide on the main techniques for efficient and faster downhill running.Read More
In the climate of complicated options and strong opinions, the answer may lie in simplicity. Find footwear that fits and is comfortable. Then be confident in your decision. Spend your energy on strategies that are more likely to yield the result you want. More on this later.Read More
Resting deprives the body of valuable stimulation. For almost all musculoskeletal injuries, excessive resting prolongs recovery time and appears to contribute to the development of long-term pain.Read More
Running is freedom. I can run anywhere. I feel light and loose when I run. Time slows down and my mind feels clear. Running on a frosty night under a full moon with steaming warm skin makes a fond memory of New Zealand. It is rhythmic, almost hypnotic. Running is something just for me. Or shared with a friend. With a smart approach, it can be perpetual, non-stop for horizon after horizon.Read More
Foot strike in running is talked about a lot. Whether a person first hits the ground with their heel, mid-foot or forefoot. Lesser consideration is given to the rotation of the leg and how this influences the position of the foot on the ground. In other words, does the foot face straight ahead, toes turned in or toes turned out?Read More