Tag: running

ADAPTATION TO DOWNHILL RUNNING: IS IT POSSIBLE?

Photo by Alessio Soggetti (Unsplash) Muscle contractions in sports are usually isotonic, involving changes in length of muscle fibres, that can be classified in concentric and eccentric contractions. Concentric muscle… Read more »

SEX-SPECIFIC RUNNING INJURIES

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Photo by Quino Al (Unsplash) Running, as sports in general, is associated with many benefits for prevention and rehabilitation of health issues, although it also carries an injury risk. Among… Read more »

ENERGY COST OF THE GALLOWAY (RUN:WALK) MARATHON PACING METHOD

Photo by Pasja100 (Pixabay) The pacing strategy alternating periods of walking and running is known as the Galloway Method, after Jeff Galloway, the former US Olympic runner who popularized it…. Read more »

CARRIAGE SYSTEMS FOR RUNNING: COMPARISON BETWEEN HANDHELD BOTTLES, WAIST BELTS AND BACKPACKS

Photo by Brian Erickson (Unsplash) Appropriate fluid and nutritional intakes are essential to maintain performance in sport competitions. Among them, runners, especially in long-distance events, often carry their own supplies… Read more »

THE ROLE OF RUNNING AMONG THE TARAHUMARA

Copper Canyons Marathon, in Urique The Tarahumara came to worldwide attention specially after the book “Born to Run”, by Christopher McDougall, which was published in 2009. More recently Lorena Ramírez… Read more »

WHAT MAKES ETHIOPIAN AND KENYAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS TO STAND OUT?

Kenyan runners Geoffrey Mutai and Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon 2012 For quite some time runners from Kenya and Ethiopia have shone in athletics at international level, especially in… Read more »

OFF-ROAD RUNNING (II): HILL RUNNING, ORIENTEERING, OBSTACLES, CROSS-COUNTRY AND ULTRAMARATHON

Off-road running types and characteristics We continue with our recap of the main off-road running varieties. For a summary check the summary image that accompanies this post.   Hill running… Read more »