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Seven Steps To A Good Running Injury Rehab Program

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

I often meet injured runners whose world has fallen apart since the doctor or physio has prescribed a lengthy period – four weeks for example – off running. What often seems to get lost in translation is that no running doesn’t have to mean no training.

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How Your Menstrual Cycle/Menopause Affects Your Running

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

Knowing where you are in your menstrual cycle can provide valuable insight into your performance.

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Using Running Drills To Improve Running Efficiency

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

Experience suggests that optimum running efficiency depends on allowing your body to automatically select the most economical way to perform.

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Training Doesn’t Occur in a Vacuum

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

As a runner, one of the most difficult concepts to understand is the idea that individual workouts do not occur in isolation of one another.

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New Study Suggests Heel Striking is Better, Or Does It?

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

There is much more to running form than foot strike, and I think there are quite possibly more important aspects of running form that are influenced by running barefoot than where the foot makes initial contact.

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How Should I Hold and Swing My Arms?

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

Good upper body mechanics are a combination of being relaxed and neutral. Here’s how to do that.

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Ground-breaking news: runners who are faster than you have longer strides

Posted on 10 June 2013 by Cory Smith

The only way to run faster is to increase your turnover and your stride length.

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45 year running streak to end

Posted on 04 June 2013 by Cory Smith

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Running economy: Forefoot vs Rearfoot striking

Posted on 03 June 2013 by Cory Smith

It now appears from the most recent data that there is probably no difference in running economy between barefoot or minimalist running and traditional shoe running.

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Electrolytes for Runners: A Complete Guide

Posted on 03 June 2013 by Cory Smith

As a runner you likely know that electrolytes are critical to your performance. But what you may be wondering when should you consume them and in what quantity.

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