Week 5 Fall 2023 RunWalk Newsletter

RunWalk Techniques

We’ve made it through our first recovery week of this 13-week program and now we’re back to building. Just like the training program, I’m sure sometimes these newsletters can seem overwhelming as there is a lot of content within them; but trust us, the content is there to make you a stronger, smarter uninjured runner/walker.

We’ve got some great webinars and in-person visits coming up in the next few weeks so be sure to keep your eye on the newsletters for important dates.

We’re going to be talking about Common problems, positioning and even technique so keep scrolling! There is a lot to learn!

Happy Running!
Janette Shearer
Online Communications Manager

PS….PRICE INCREASE ALERT!! Don’t forget to join team SPORTMEDBC and sign up for the Big Elf Run and register before October 9th at 1pm in Stanley Park while you’re at it. Use the 15% discount LEARNTORUN15 when you register! (Code not valid on 1km) Join Team SportMedBC RunWalk below.



2023 Fall RunWalk Sports First Aid & Concussion Management -November 12th Deadline for guaranteed spot: October 12th

2023 Fall RunWalk 5K FUN RUN in Penticton – Open to all – October 22nd

“Running Technique Tips to Maximize Efficiency and Minimize Injury”– October 23rd (In-Person) SMBC Office Taylor Hardy – Myodetox

“Track Performance with Technology You Already have & More.” – October 24th at Langara College – Brent Day

SAVE THE DATE: Hill Training in Burnaby TBA – November 5th

The 8 Most Common Running Injuries

Running has become one of the most popular ways to improve and maintain fitness, and to stay in shape. In fact, more than 40 million Americans run on a regular basis.

Although running is a great way to stay active, many runners have to deal with an injury at some point.

More than 80 percent of running injuries are caused by repetitive stress, but sudden injuries like a sprained ankle or a torn muscle can happen, too.

Keep reading to learn more about the most common types of running injuries, the typical symptoms, and how they’re treated.

Nose Breathing vs Mouth Breathing?!

This is a common question from participants, because in this day and aged people are so technical with all that they do. Sometimes we over-think things: The best advice you can give is to try to relax and let the breathing simply do what it must. On an easy comfortable walk or run, in which participants are able to carry on a conversation, the mouth is open, and the breathing will sometimes be through the nose and sometimes through the mouth. Whatever is natural – is right. Just like when one is going about regular day-to-day living. You are not aware of whether you are breathing through your nose or mouth. When participants pick up the pace for brisk intervals or a faster effort, their body requires more oxygen, and the breathing efforts will increase. You can take in more air/oxygen through your mouth, so that you will naturally want to open that mouth because you will be out of breath! Sometimes they may find they want to take in a large amount of air through their nose: That’s ok too. The most important thing: Ask participants to try not to conscientiously control their breathing … let it happen naturally!

Is There an Optimal Way to Run?

Are you wondering if changing your running technique can help with injuries? You’re not alone! This is definitely one of the most popular questions in the running community. If your hips, knees or shins have been bothering you for a while, perhaps modifying how you run can help ease the pain. Some tweaks may also help novice runners reduce injury risk, and make competitive runners cross the finish line faster. This post explains why cadence, impact and foot strike pattern are important when it comes to running technique. READ MORE

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