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Rincewind 08-31-2012 09:56 PM

One thing to keep in mind about running is that unlike cycling or swimming its a high impact sport. So stress fractures and other structural injuries are common.

If you have no prior running background then it will take about a year of solid training to 'harden' the body to the point where you can safely increase intensity while maintaining low injury risk. I believe running coaches call it building a 'foundation'.

I'd say staying injury free for that period is far more important than following any specific methodology. So my advice would be to not set any specific goals just yet, but keep running at a comfortable pace and listen to your body for any signs of pain.

Hscovern 09-01-2012 03:24 AM

Not to belabor the barefoot running approach on a swimming forum but this is something I'm trying, having never been a runner. I was impressed that the 10K Olympian leaders all used this style. I think this effortless, springy, distance running style is to (running) sprints as TI is to swimming sprints. And, like TI, speed eventually develops (or so I'm told). There are lots of youtube and other videos, books, etc. I found this stuff from Vivobarefoot helpful.

peterson 06-04-2015 10:44 AM

I also love running and train my self to take part in Olympics too, I just need some tips and guidence to improve my stamina, If you going to help me than i shall thankful to you.

Maryhiley 06-06-2015 09:56 PM

Have a look at Chi Running. Uses similar ideas to TI - using body weight to increase propulsion. Prevents injury too.

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