4 Things You Should Know About Post Race Recovery

There’s a wealth of information out there that helps you through the preparation period of your race; training programs, race-day tips, your must-do’s and must-don’ts, but what happens after your big day? The post-race recovery phase is just as important as the weeks leading up to your race and here’s why: what you do during this time can help you maximize all of your hard work and get back on your feet (literally!) quicker.

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Marathon

Last Saturday, five Lumo team members set out for a weekend trip to Napa, California for the annual Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday. The beautiful, relatively flat course starting in Calistoga and ending in Napa was grazed only slightly with occasional showers and made out to be a relatively sunny and temperament day — perfect for a marathon!

Dr. Jonathan Folland on Running Biomechanics

As part of the development of Lumo Run, we have partnered with the biomechanics experts over at Loughborough University in the UK to identify important biomechanical measures in running for optimized form for performance and reducing the risk of injury. Dr. Jonathan Folland is one of the lead researchers at Loughborough University with years of experience and expertise in sports science and exercise physiology. In this video, we asked him a few questions on why biomechanics is so important in running.

Holiday Reading for Runners

The end of the year holiday season is often a time of a brief running hiatus for many of us. With travel, so many holiday parties, and something about it being the end of the year makes for regular and consistent running difficult. However, just because we can’t be out there running, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still read up on our favorite sport and gear up for the new year.

A Better Way to Run Faster

In a previous post, we discussed the dangers of overstriding and how it is one of the most common faux-pas of running form, as well as a very common cause of injury for many runners. The solution there was to increase your cadence to reduce stride length, which also affects your other running biomechanics like bounce and braking — both measures of running efficiency.

What Is Running Biomechanics and Why Is It Important?

Running biomechanics refers to the mechanical laws relating to movement and structure of our bodies when running. In other words, it looks at how we run through focusing on aspects like how our muscles and joints function during running. These include things like foot strike patterns, pelvic movements, ground contact time, etc. It is basically a deep-dive measure of your running form.

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