Title: Running Q&A
Episode Length: 20mins
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About the Episode:
In this weeks episode of Coffee & Coaching, Coach Liv answers 5 running related questions from our members, ranging from where to purchase running shoes to strategies to prevent injuries.
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“I am a beginner to running doing about 10-14km mx…. How can I improve my pace?”
- Incorporate interval sessions and hills sessions into your weekly training routine
- These will increase your speed faster than just continually going out for longer more steady paced runs
- These will also keep variety in you're training so you're not bored and stay motivated over time... which will help you train consistently
“Where to go to get a shoe fit for new runners?”
- Active Feet and Athletes Foot are good options
- Buy from somewhere were they analyse your running style and recommend based off that
- Consider investing in a specialised running assessment if you're particularly prone to injury or you know you need to work on your running style
“My legs always feel so heavy when I’m trying to run in a triathlon, how do I improve?”
- Practice makes perfect! So practicing running after cycling in training is the best way to get used to doing it on race day
- Incorporate Brick (Bike/Run) sessions into your weekly training program in the lead up to race day
- Aim for high cadence in the first few hundred meters off the bike, helps to flush your legs out and get them ticking over quickly
“I feel like I am getting niggles or injuries all the time, I love running but want to know how to do it and not get injured”
- If you are not already doing Bike & Swim sessions, consider incorporating them into your routine. They will help to maintain and build your cardio & aerobic fitness, while reducing the impact on your legs and therefore reducing the risk of injury
- Pay attention the the 1 percenters too - getting enough rest, following a program, consulting with a sports doctor, warming up and cooling down, pre-run activation exercises, maintaining a healthy balanced diet.... all these things contribute to your risk of injury!
“Can you please explain what good running technique is?”
- Reduce excessive arm movement - aim to ensure your arms are moving forward and back, not crossing your body's midline.
- Relaxed posture, looking forward with an open chest
- Foot striking the ground beneath your hip with your midfoot
- To work on your run technique, ask a friend or coach to film you running, so you can have an objective view on your form
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