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ASICS NOVABLAST

If you’ve been into Running Science in the last few days, you might have noticed the staff sporting some fairly distinct orange shoes. These are the ASICS NOVABLAST, a brand-new model from the Japanese footwear stalwarts. A departure from ASICS’ usual fare, the...

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SHOE

Correct shoe selection is important. It can dramatically reduce your injury risk (we have spoken about shoe metrics like drop HERE) – but its not everything and it gets too much attention. Patients of mine often present with an injury and obsess about getting in the...

Does your child have heel pain?

Does your child have pain at the back of their heel? Do they limp after sport? Are they aged between 8-12?It could be Sever’s Disease – It’s not a disease really, Sever’s is the name of the guy who first described it – over 100 years ago! We call it Calcaneal...

Low FODMAP Sports Supplements

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: Are you following a low FODMAP diet to manage your IBS symptoms?  FODMAPs is short for Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols which are a...

Running with Heel Pain

Heel pain can be extremely frustrating for a runner. Symptoms typically present on rising in the morning, or after sitting for periods of time. Often sore at the start of a run but can improve when warm. There is the fear that running can worsen the condition. A...

What the Hoka?

Have you heard of Hoka? Those thick chunky looking things known as maximalist shoes. Ever wondered if they would work for you? They are a bit different, originally designed by a couple of guys who ran trails in the French Alps, including a lot of downhill running....

Achilles pain – Rest or Run?

Achilles Tendinopathy (as it’s called these days – not tendinitis) is a very common running injury, probably the most common we see in the clinic.  Symptoms can vary but typically sufferers experience stiffness upon waking in the morning. They feel tight and sore and...

Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I’ve done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have I learnt? So much. Firstly; Running is Awesome The ‘runners high’ achieved from each session is awesome....

KNOW YOUR DROP

Drop, pitch, stack height, call it what you like. We are talking about the difference between the heel height, and forefoot height in your running shoe – A key shoe metric which can have dramatic effect on your running and your body. High drop – 12mm Low drop – 0mm...

nuun electrolyte tablets

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: I’ve been using nuun electrolyte tablets for about 7 years now.  I first discovered them as a newish runner when I lived in Singapore when a 40 minute run would give me a...

I Had a Bad Run

I had a bad run around 6 weeks ago. It happens occasionally, more so in training than races for me. Usually there is an obvious reason but sometimes not. It was my scheduled long run progression– 110mins in duration. I was building nicely in prep for the half marathon...

Running and Orthotics

Orthotics – What are they? Inserts, arch supports, foot beds are some names. There are also many forms – Custom made, ‘out of a packet’, hard, soft, cheap, expensive. Some are effective, some are not. I preach to my runners to not rely on their orthotics forever just...

Running – Load Management

Running season is fast approaching for road runners.  I’ve just started my 14wk block for the Half Marathon in May along with other individuals, groups, highly experienced runners, beginners and everything in between. Overload is thought to be the main cause of 80% of...

Beetroot Smoothie

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: If you hang around the sports nutrition world you’ll see there’s a lot of fuss about beetroot juice, which has recently been promoted to a Grade A supplement by the...

PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

Hi, I’m Rachel – Running Science’s nutritionist.  I’m a keen runner – I’ve run 5 marathons, 17 half marathons and I’m a run coach with Boobs on the Run.  I’ve got a passion for supporting your running training with making nutritious food choices a priority.  For...

Running shoe prescriptions

How do we provide value in the shoe prescription service. At Running Science we are really beginning to understand a lot more about how to enrich our customer’s running experiences. This article is going to touch on how we do this by providing a shoe prescription...

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