Three Ways to Run When You’re Injured

Three Ways to Run When You’re Injured

Three Ways to Run When You’re Injured
By Garth Fox
Whether you’re Injured or you just want to boost your base runnIng fItness, these three paIn-free optIons could help speeds that will give you the performance you want, while avoiding injury – or even while carrying one. The answer could be in the latest equipment and techniques. The likes of 5000m World Champion Mo Farah are making time in their schedules to run on underwater treadmills, while Paula Radcliffe made it to the  Beijing Olympics thanks to technology that let her train while only supporting half her bodyweight.
Here’s a conundrum for you to ponder: running fast on Tarmac with tired legs helps you to win triathlons, so you need to do plenty of it in your training, yet there are few things in the sport that are more likely
to inflame old niggles or generate new ones. So in order to train well you need to put yourself at risk of injury – it’s a tricky balance to get right.Research clearly shows that increasing the amount you run makes you a better runner but also ups your chances of picking up an injury. So the real crux here is how to add more running volume and at the sort of speeds that will give you the performance you want, while avoiding injury – or even while carrying one.
The answer could be in the latest equipment and techniques. The likes of 5000m World Champion Mo Farah are making time in their schedules to run on underwater treadmills, while Paula Radcliffe made it to the Beijing Olympics thanks to technology that let her train while only supporting half her bodyweight.
Garth Fox
Fox is a triathlete and cyclist, with a Masters
degree in sports science
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