In this week’s podcast, I’m returning to a conversation I recorded almost 2 years ago. Alison Rose is an Olympic physio with many years of experience in working with elite runners and triathletes. As we approach the race season, both the intensity and volume of your training are bound to go up and this will have a bearing on your risk of injury. In this very short but highly informative chat, Alison shares some really insightful comments about why triathletes get injured and how to avoid it, including:
- Why 80% of triathlon injuries come from running
- The important contribution of cycling to your running injuries
- Why your Achilles injury might be more to do with tightness in the upper body
- Rehab and why it’s the 4th discipline
- Calf raises - the non-negotiable activity after every run
- Pre run activity - stretching the tight muscles and activating the sluggish ones
- An alternative definition of ‘smart’ training
- Good technique - why it reduces your risk of injury
- Alison’s 5 step process to staying healthy and uninjured
To find out more about Alison Rose and the service that they provide at the Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic please visit http://www.cspc.co.uk/.
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