Colette Garvey presented the following slides to the Ballintotis FIT4LIFE group recently. The following presentation served as a guide to both new runners and established runners to provide some science based advice around injury prevention.
Research reveals that 16-26% of novice runners suffer at least one Running related Injury during an 8-9 week training period. There appears to be little difference between male and females, and novice runners suffer more Running related injuries than recreational runners
Topics which were covered on the evening by Colette included:
- Warm up
- Dynamic movements
- Foam rolling
- Cross Training
- Strength training for runners
- Injury prevention
- Running technique
More useful resources for running include:
Tom Goon – Running Physio (www.running-physio.com)
John Foster – Inform Running (www.informrunning.com)
Scroll down to view the slides presented by Colette;
What to do then?
- Optimise Loading
But prevention is better than cure!
Running to avoid injury
Picture Reference: John Foster, INFORM Running
Pronation vs supination :
Do I need orthotics?
Other forms of endurance exercise
Other useful resources: