Tuesday 25 March 2014

15km in the new shoes

Having managed 14km on Saturday, tonight I tried the 15km road route that I first ran a few weeks ago. I blame that run for some of the knee pain and therefore tonight I had to avoid a repeat occurrence. A key feature of this was to take the whole route at a very steady pace and to be especially cautious on descents. Often downhill sections are an opportunity to improve the average pace but they are also when loads are greatest on the quadriceps fibres and patellar tendons. Whilst some claim that running downhill trains (and another anecdotal report) the musculoskeletal system for future downhill sections, in Sheffield it could be possible to become overtrained by repetitive downhill runs.

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