Posts tagged runner
What is over-striding?

Over-striding is when your initial point of contact with the ground is in front of your centre of mass. When this occurs there is an increase in vertical ground reaction force and braking impulse.  

So what in the name of Paula Radcliffe’s bobbing head does THAT mean? Well, thanks to my fellow countryman Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion, we know that “every action has an equal but opposite reaction”. You may have unwittingly experienced something like this when telling your partner you were going for “one pint” after work and, having stumbled home eight hours later, found all of your personal belongings on your front lawn in a bin bag. Opposite? Yes. Equal? I’m not so sure… but I digress.  

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Five reasons why I need a running coach

I hear different reasons why running doesn't need any direction. “Running is something everyone can do.” “Running is easy.” “Everyone is ‘born to run.’”

I am a Podiatrist with RunFix. Working with runners is my day job and has shown me that a running coach can be key to the success and enjoyment of running. My own enjoyment of running comes from two things: achieving a goal I set for myself and running with friends. My run coach and the group we train with provide both!

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