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Don’t Trip Up With Your Marathon Preparation

With this years London Marathon just over a week away now, I have seen a flurry of anxious runners in the clinic looking to rid any last niggles that could upset the big day.

The majority of runners that I treat tend to be detailed orientated in their approach to training, leaving nothing to chance; tracking milage, heart rate, cadence even carefully selecting clothing and footwear – sound familiar?

But one aspect often over looked by many runners is how you tie your laces – Yes there’s more than one way to tie your laces!

Despite being a simple task that most of us learnt to do at school, lacing your running shoes is actually a science. A 2008 study at the University of Duisberg Germany found that the tightness and pattern of how runners laced up their running shoes directly affected impact force and pronation. This can also have a significant impact when staying injury-free whilst racking up the miles.Read More

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