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Mouth and nose breathing in running

Elite runners Paula Radcliffe and Meb Keflezighi use external nasal dilators or breathing strips habitually, but do they offer any performance benefit? After a recent bout of miler’s cough, I decided to give enhanced nose and mouth breathing a go. So far the results in training are very encouraging.

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180 strides per minute

Last week I spied a Tweet from the @NakedRunners linking to Sweat Science, the blog of author and runner Alex Hutchinson who had compiled data on his stride rate as he increased running speed from 5 min to 3 min km pace. The material put together by Alex gave me a shove to think about […]

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Running technique myths

Running is a sport that despite being apparently simple is still heavily weighed down by myths. This wouldn’t be a problem, except for the risk of this misinformation causing you to get hurt or injured. I’ll introduce some of the more spurious running technique related myths here.

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The pronation foot-type con

For years now shoe salespeople have been fitting runners into running shoe models by carefully inspecting the height of a runners arch or having them walk over a pressure plate and then fit a particular shoe based on the runner’s foot type.  The problem with this type of superficial and frankly spurious analysis is that […]

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