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How does Galen Rupp do it? How does he mix it with the best distance runners from Africa?
Jason Stobbs is a Sports Therapist based in Tyneside and will be using his magical healing hands at the 2012 Olympic Games. Jason treats many of the North East's top athletes as well as competing for Gateshead Harriers and Athletics Club on track, road and cross country.
Hardcore runners will stop at nothing.
Although there is some contention as to whether there is any benefit of stretching the plantar fascia in the foot, I am of the opinion that self release of the intrinsic foot muscles is important for maintaining the foot/ankle as a pliable functional unit, as it can contribute to some extent in restricting dorsiflexion.
The foot and ankle comprises of a 36 bones, 33 joints ,112 ligaments, and a network of tendons, nerves and blood vessels. During a 10-mile run, the feet will make 15,000 strikes, hitting the ground with a force of three to four times the body's weight.
Since our theme this week is 'Love your feet' I thought I'd talk about some tough love.... managing blisters to run through the pain barrier!
This month we are going to focus our blogs on how to 'Love Your Feet' starting with our interview by James Hogg. James is a former Loughborough Students Athletics Club and Gateshead Harriers middle distance runner, now working as a podiatrist for NHS in Birmingham. He ran 1m53secs for 800m and trained alongside Olympic semi-finalist Ricky Soos.
Read below to find a link to Mark Allison aka RunGeordieRun's blog about RunBreeze socks....
My Olympic experience 2012- Sports massage practitioner based in the Polyclinic in the athletes village
It seems so long ago now that I filled in quite a detailed application form to apply to volunteer as a games maker at the London Olympics. It was a dream to be involved in a home Olympics in any capacity but doing a job I love was the icing on the cake. If I am honest I wasn’t that hopeful when I did apply as I just thought there must be so many people that want to be part of this as I do. I did however receive an email congratulating me on being successful and that’s when the excitement began to build…