How many pairs of running shoes do you own?

How many pairs of running shoes do you own? I have a front porch full of running shoes of various kinds and various states of wear and tear which I use for different types of running. I have lost count of how many exactly but my wife will probably say too many! It really depends…

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Will a running analysis help me to avoid injury?

We all move differently. Biological variation is the norm and varying movement and posture protects our bodies from repetitive strain over time. Running, however, is a repetitive activity involving high impact forces through the musculoskeletal system over varying distances. This is particularly the case when running on roads or pavements where there is little variety…

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 Why do I keep getting the same running injury?

A jogger walking along a sunny country road

  As if getting a running injury is not frustrating enough, the research evidence tells us that you are much more likely to get the same injury again in the future. Why is this? When we suffer a running related injury such as an Achilles tendinopathy, the injured structure goes through cellular changes as part…

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How to Strengthen the Soleus Calf Muscle

What is the Soleus muscle? The Soleus is one of three calf muscles that run down the back of the leg from the knee to the Achilles tendon. This group of muscles is most active at the push-off, or late stance, phase of gait, plantar flexing the foot downwards to push us off the ground.…

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