Is Everyone Born to Run?

I saw a great friend recently as a patient in my clinic. She was training for the New York City Marathon and in the lead up to the big day, she has been plagued by shin pain. And, despite visiting any number of ‘specialists”, her pain remains.. and it got me thinking, just how much…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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2 responses to “Is Everyone Born to Run?”

  1. Great insight Simon,

    My clinical experience is that most recurrently injured runners are often not disciplined and patient enough to reach their lofty running goals.

    Individual mechanical loading patterns (foot function /technique etc.) can absolutely contribute to tissue “overload”, and some runners (bodies/mindsets) are extremely difficult to work with…. but as my experience is building treating injured runners, the greatest outcomes are with those runners that (after concerted belief reframing) grasp the fact that they’re running too fast too often. Not that “training errors” are a ground breaking concept , but the ability for most runners to run a true “easy” intensity is a very difficult thing to do. A taylored “prep” phase of progressive “easy” running has been an a game changer in my practice.

    My 2 cents anyway, appreciate all the great content mate ✌️

    • Thanks Gary.. we appreciate the feedback! And a great comment! I always say the problem with runners is that after putting on their shorts and shoes they head out the front door and turn right.. always right.. never left! So it is the same terrain, same surface, same camber (usually same shoe!).. and the human body hates this type of repetitive load! Mixing the input signals now has very strong scientific evidence as a buffer to RRI!

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