The Sim­ple Key To Run­ning In­jury-free

Land as lightly as a bal­le­rina, but in ap­pro­pri­ate shoes MY HOME­TOWN A spe­cial re­port from cities around the world

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

Har­vard Univer­sity re­searchers may have found the se­cret to stay­ing in­jury-free1. Mon­i­tor­ing run­ners over two years, they found av­er­age ver­ti­cal load­ing rate (the rate at which im­pact force is ap­plied) was lower among run­ners who were never in­jured than among those prone to in­jury, re­gard­less of weight. So try to land softly. ‘If you land louder, it’s harder,’ says lead re­searcher Dr Irene Davis.

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