Run School

Run School is here to give all levels of runners information and advice to improve their running and to stay injury free. From top physiotherapist, podiatrists, trainers, doctors, coaches, massage therapist, athletes and more knowledgable experts. ‘Run School,’ will keep you informed by only the highest end sources on a regular basis.

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Witness the awe-inspiring talent of Sifan Hassan, a force to be reckoned with in the realm of middle and long-distance running. Hailing from Ethiopia and later becoming a Dutch citizen in 2013, Hassan has carved her name into the annals of athletic greatness. Her unparalleled prowess has earned her a legion of fans and a treasure trove of gold medals from prestigious competitions like the World Championships and the Olympic Games, solidifying her status as one of the most extraordinary female distance runners of all time.
The Ingebrigtsen family has captured the running world's attention with their remarkable accomplishments, leaving enthusiasts and experts intrigued by their unique Ingebrigtsen training methods. Among them, the training approach of middle-distance prodigy Jakob Ingebrigtsen has sparked curiosity. Today, we delve into Jakob's base training period, shedding light on the elements that contribute to his exceptional performance. Join us as we explore the training routine behind this running phenomenon.
Flexibility plays a fundamental role in the running journey, exerting a significant influence on various aspects such as posture, running mechanics, and susceptibility to injuries and pain. These five simple yet effective moves require only a few minutes but have the potential to spare individuals from enduring weeks on the sidelines due to injuries.
Faith Kipyegon had achieved impressive career achievement by the fall of 2017. She was the current Olympic, world, and Diamond League champion in the 1500 meters at the age of 23. She also had a remarkable 1500-meter record for Kenya at the time. Without a doubt, Kipyegon was a track and field rising star who would eventually become one of the sport's all-time greats.
Nairobi, Kenya - Faith Kipyegon, the renowned Kenyan middle-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist in the 1500m event, has shared insights into her training routine leading up to the Pre 2019 season. Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Kipyegon maintained a rigorous training schedule to stay in top form. Her dedication and commitment are evident in her training program during Week 29, specifically on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
When it comes to long-distance running, finding the perfect balance of strength, speed, and endurance is the key to success. These crucial elements require careful cultivation through consistent training, including workouts such as the dynamic 400m repeats. What sets this workout apart is its innovative approach—gradually reducing the recovery time between intervals, challenging your body to develop both strength and endurance while maintaining a swift pace.
Stress fractures materialize when weakened bones buckle under excessive weight or repetitive strain. This condition often arises due to an imbalance in bone health, where the body's natural bone-rebuilding process struggles to keep pace with the demands imposed upon it. Fear not, for there are practical measures you can implement to safeguard against stress fractures, ensuring the strength and durability of your bones for years to come.
A stress fracture, characterized by a small, fine break in a bone, is a prevalent injury among runners and athletes who subject their bodies to repetitive strain. While various bones can be susceptible to stress fractures, it is the bones in the legs and feet that face the greatest risk, especially for long-distance runners in rigorous training. Among these bones, the metatarsals in the midfoot area are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures.
Calf weakness is a common hurdle encountered by runners, often resulting in discomfort and potential injuries in the foot and lower leg. When assessing a runner's gait mechanics, one noticeable manifestation is the excessive forward movement of the knee beyond the toe during mid-stance, referred to as increased anterior tibial translation. Although there are several contributing factors to this issue, our primary focus today revolves around the significant impact of calf weakness. 
It's a common refrain for runners: strengthening the gluteal muscles is crucial, especially when seeking guidance from physiotherapists during injury recovery. But have you ever wondered about the true significance of the glutes during running? And can exercises like glute bridges actually make a difference?