Running

RUNNING V CYCLING INJURIES

Running and cycling are both excellent forms of exercise, but all too often runners and cyclings get sidelined by injury, many of which are overuse injuries and avoidable. Recreational runners and those new to regular running can be prone to increase intensity and distance too quickly and cause overuse injuries. Building up runs gradually and including strength and conditioning work into a training schedule can help avoid a lot of these injuries. Most running related injuries are leg related and…

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8 KEY WAYS TO PREVENT RUNNING INJURIES

The high rate of running injuries makes focusing on prevention key. If you can prevent injuries, you’ll be able to run more consistently, reach a higher weekly mileage, do more challenging workouts – and ultimately, race a lot faster for longer. Here are 8 key ways to prevent running injuries: 1 -TRAINING ERRORS: Overloading tissues due to constant repetition of the running action. Watch your mileage, you should aim to increase your weekly mileage by no more than 5-10%. Include…

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RUNNING THE BOSTON MARATHON

A race report from the Boston Marathon by Liz Pepper, website designer for the Putney Clinic I ran the Boston Marathon on Monday 15th April, Patriot’s Day in the USA. It had been a reasonably long journey to get there. My marathon journey began in October 2014 when I was offered a place in the London Marathon the following April. I had not spent any time thinking about running a marathon prior to accepting the place. I never thought of…

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STRENGTH TRAINING IN RUNNERS

Claire Cason is a Physiotherapist at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Below she shows how strength training in runners can improve performance, prevent injury and help in injury rehab. To find out more about Claire, check out her bio here.  Strength or resistance training in runners – What is it? Resistance training refers to any training designed to improved strength, power and muscle endurance. Specific exercises will involve moving your limbs against resistance provided by your body weight, weights,…

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AVOIDING INJURY & ILLNESS DURING ENDURANCE TRAINING

When training for endurance events such as the Marathon and triathlons it is easy to sustain injuries. It is equally important to take into account factors such as the weather and pre-existing illnesses and injuries when training for endurance sports. Failing to do so, you put yourself at risk of making yourself ill or making your injury worse. In this article, Sports Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the London Marathon, Dr Courtney Kipps, offers advice for avoiding injury and…

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TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING FORM

Are you looking to improve your running form? Or do you feel that you don’t have enough pop in your ankles or kick in your hips? Well, take a look at this video from Mark Buckingham, a member of the British Triathlon Team and TriGold squad. He offers advice to kick start some good quality movement patterns which will help you to improve your running form.

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