Friday, January 09, 2009

Good running book: Injury-Free Running

Injury-Free Running (Runner's World Best)Found this great book after an ITB problem prevented me from running properly the Richmond half-marathon a few years back:
Injury-Free Running (Runner's World Best)

As far as the IllioTibial Band is concerned, thou shalt:
  • not run on banked surfaces (like sideways on hills) and only on the middle of the roads (not always practical, I know)
  • stretch the ITB, harmstring and calves (the book has all kind of stretching exercices with photos)
  • invest in good shoes and make sure you do a proper fitting session -Up And Running in East Sheen has a video camera linked to a computer to do a gait analysis ;  the Sweatshop in Teddington is also very good.


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