While majority of running injuries (runners knee, ankle sprain, shinsplints, Achilles tendinitis etc) are treatable by home therapy of rest, massage and pain killers some cases are severe and may require surgery treatment.
Running times have a series on running injuries and in this weeks podcast, Sport podiatrist Brian Fullem discusses advances in surgical techniques for runners that enable a faster return to running.
According to running times, No non African-born runner has ever run as fast.
No one in the world—not Bekele, Tadese, Kogo or anybody else—has run that fast this year.
The big one: His weight, Chris Solinsky weighs 73Kgs, compare that to the top guns at this level, Bekele at 54 kg (119 lbs), Gebrselassie (56 kg/123 lbs), Tergat (63kg/132 lbs) and Sammy Wanjiru (52kg/115 lbs). The sports scientist has a fantastic graph on these, see graph
So How Did Solinsky Train to be this fast? : Training Regimen & Work Out
The answer is inside a running times interview. The guy disclosed he has focused on aerobic running. By aerobic running he means he does his training by running at a pace he is able to breath comfortably.We can all do this but the special thing about Chris is the distance he covers in a week, he runs 100 – 120 miles a week. He has been doing this over the years and it seems he is now reaping the fruits.
To run faster you need to be leaner. Just look at the world beating Kenyans, they are razor thin. Off cause you dont need to be that thin to achieve your running goals.
To understand why a leaner person is faster than overweight person look at this example.
Lets compare an a Subaru and an Audi, The Audi has more horsepower (335), but that horsepower has to pull a bigger mass (4,300 pounds). The Subaru has a little less horsepower (300), but since it has to move less weight (3,300 pounds), it’s much more nimble and can accelerate like a bullet.
When you run the biggest load is your body weight. The heavier you are the more fuel you need, and the more water you need. The lungs and heart of a heavy person will need to work twice as hard as of a lean person to do similar work.
So, if you want to improve on your running times, cut on those extra pounds. The more weight you lose the faster you can run.