TOMORROW'S PERFORMANCE CATALYST

What is Running Science

Not your typical generic running site. Instead, we delve into the depths of running performance and provide insights which challenge athletes and coaches on their own understanding and practice of performance maximization training. We’re influenced by the spectrum of performance-related topics, from training methodology to running physiology and biochemistry. In essence, we simply want to interpret complexity (as it may seem) into an effective practical understanding. This site is an information hub, and above and beyond our own discussions it’s an access point for all sorts of training resources. We also passionately coach ambitious and dedicated athletes, to whom we provide effective training solutions. For more about our coaching service click here.

A Simple Message on Individualisation

Below is a simple chart illustrating a random statistic with its independent and dependent variables marked respectively on the x
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A Simple Message on Individualisation

Our Training Philosophies

We'd like to share with you a few of our most fundamental training philosophies. These philosophies serve as the back-bone for
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Our Training Philosophies

Cerebral Oxygenation: Kenyan Runners Maintain High Brain Oxygenation

The Kalenjin, who occupy much of the Rift Valley, are Kenya’s third largest tribe. Despite only making up approximately 12%
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Cerebral Oxygenation: Kenyan Runners Maintain High Brain Oxygenation

Mastering the Taper

First off, let me say that tapering is something that is highly individualistic.  If you’ve got a method that has
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Mastering the Taper

Unraveling Lactic Acid: Debunking the Myths Part I

Anyone who has ever picked up a magazine or watched a broadcast of a live sports event has undoubtedly heard
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Unraveling Lactic Acid: Debunking the Myths Part I

Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%: Improved performance? Unfair advantage?

In a recent Nike funded study, Hoogkamer et al. 2017 concluded that the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, a shoe embedded
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Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%: Improved performance? Unfair advantage?

Downhill running, DOMS, and eccentric training

Here we’ll discuss the significance of eccentric contractions during downhill running and its contribution to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
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Downhill running, DOMS, and eccentric training

Morphological and biomechanical traits of world class distance runners

According to the author of 'The Sports Gene', David Epstein, if you were to measure every runner's ankles at the
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Morphological and biomechanical traits of world class distance runners

The Art of the Easy Run

“Well that wasn’t exactly easy” “A not-so-easy run” “Meant to be easy, but got a bit carried away” These are all phrases I’ve
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The Art of the Easy Run

Re-evaluating Ice Bathing

The goal of ice bathing is to reduce the inflammation following a workout, which is typically viewed as a means
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Re-evaluating Ice Bathing