My first 50 mile run: Shoes Needed! So, there were 3 weeks until I was going on my first 50 mile (81 km) mountain trail run this summer. The longest distance I had gone so far was a marathon…which I had done only once. And I didn’t have any trail shoes. I wanted some fairly [...]
About BKI am a certified physical therapist (physiotherapist) who loves to run. Here I intend to create an oasis of practical and interesting information for runners.
An experienced old runner who lived and ran in the Colorado mountains once said to me: “The calves are the runner’s heart”. Admittingly an over-statement, and yet there is some truth to his words. The calves are extremely important to runners. While not the only important muscles used when running, sore calves is something every [...]
A Legend has Passed Away The sad news that Micah True or ”Caballo Blanco” as he was nicknamed, passed away sometimes between March 26 and 31. This review is in his honour. True is a key character in “Born to Run”, a book that already has had widespread influence in spite of being published just a year ago. [...]
Nobody likes to be injured. Furthermore, when running has become a part of your lifestyle, it’s not just the injury itself that upsets your life, but the fact that you cannot continue running. The good news is that the majority of running injuries can be prevented. Taking a minute to find out what running injuries [...]
Running is not a contact sport that involves sudden sprints, twisting and turning. Therefore, injuries usually don´t occur suddenly. When running, however, you are basically putting the same kind of stress on the body all the time. Most running injuries therefore develop gradually. High intensity training, however, like speed training or hill workouts, could result in [...]
You have been running on a regular basis for at least a year. You want to beat your record. But there seems to be an invisible wall that prevents you from running faster. So how do you train in order to increase your running speed? Run Faster Here´s a revelation: In order to run faster when [...]