Another study has been published suggesting that minimalist runners experience fewer running injuries. Just a few short years ago, there was no scientific evidence that running barefoot or minimalist could help you prevent injuries. If anything, the thought seemed ludicrous. Yet here we sit, with a new study that notes that runners in traditional shoes are getting injured nearly 3.5x more than those wearing minimalist shoes.
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You need to take days off, on purpose – and you need to sleep. More.
In the first part of this article, we learned about how the unique culture, climate, and attitude of Kenya contributes to their superb distance running abilities. We also accepted that we aren’t going to magically become as talented as a Kenyan simply by doing as they do (they say imitation is the highest form of flattery). However, we did point out four things that Kenyans do when training that you can apply to your own. We’re back today with four more points that will help you improve your form, your speed, and help prevent injury.
The world of competitive distance running has been historically dominated by people from a single country: Kenya. In recent years, many people have attempted to figure out what exactly happens in Kenya that allows them to churn out so many talented distance runners. Results are murky. The answer appears to be some combination of a multitude of factors including: training philosophy, terrain, altitude, equipment (or lack of), lifestyle, diet, body type, attitude, and running surface. Regardless of what the answer truly is, the fact remains that Kenyans are superior runners.