If there is anything running has taught me in my years, is that a lot of the time backwards convention works.
Some of the concepts, theories, ideas, tips and tricks of running that I’ve picked up initially left me confused.
One of those concepts is that slowing down can actually help you go faster. Let me explain…
In 2017 when I start taking running seriously, I couldn’t run very far before stopping, either to walk off a stitch, bring my heart rate down, or to bring my breathing under control. It was a common case of being seriously … unift. For someone who grew up as a competitor (be it athletics, football, basketball, or really anything I tried), I was often left frustrated at not being able to run more than a couple minutes without stopping. I could play back to back competitive games of football or basketball in my high school years, and that sadly raised my expectations of myself.
Despite the unfortunate situation we've all undergone the past few months (COVID-19) there is a silver-lining... we have plenty of time to prepare for a great comeback race.
Then I Learnt This Powerful Trick to Keep Going.
I figured I was always active (I was at basketball six days a week, be it playing, coaching, or officiating). To me, this was enough to stay ‘healthy’…
But in this article, I will only discuss the blister treatment options that are medically sound and supremely effective. These are the techniques that as a podiatrist, I have used to great effect for runners at every 6-Day ultramarathon in Australia since 2014.
Before we begin, let’s talk about pre-emptive blister prevention techniques.
In this article I’m going to go through five different types of runs and give you a workout example as well as a suggested effort to each session! However, instead of giving you a certain pace to run at, we’re going to use rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to choose what speed you should perform each run at. The RPE scale is a widely used effort metric in sports. It is a simple and easy to use method of analyzing an individual’s effort.