Do heavier running shoes effect running times?
This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]Continue reading
Appropriate Footwear For Running
With the Melbourne marathon not too far away, I thought it would make a great opportunity to discuss footwear. When covering distances as long as half and full marathon’s it is vitally important to have the right footwear to prevent over training and impact injuries such as “shin splints”, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis. In a […]Continue reading