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IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SHOE

  Correct shoe selection is important. It can dramatically reduce your injury risk (we have spoken about shoe metrics like drop HERE) - but its not everything and it gets too much...
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Does your child have heel pain?

Does your child have pain at the back of their heel? Do they limp after sport? Are they aged between 8-12? It could be Sever's Disease - It's not a...
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Product Review – Huck Energy Gels
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Product Review – Huck Energy Gels

  Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: I love dropping into Running Science to buy new shoes because I always come away with something...
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Low FODMAP Sports Supplements
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Low FODMAP Sports Supplements

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: Are you following a low FODMAP diet to manage your IBS symptoms?  FODMAPs is short for Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides...
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Injuries

Running with Heel Pain

Heel pain can be extremely frustrating for a runner. Symptoms typically present on rising in the morning, or after sitting for periods of time. Often sore at the start of...
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Shoes

What the Hoka?

Have you heard of Hoka? Those thick chunky looking things known as maximalist shoes. Ever wondered if they would work for you? They are a bit different, originally designed by...
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Achilles pain – Rest or Run?

Achilles Tendinopathy (as it’s called these days – not tendinitis) is a very common running injury, probably the most common we see in the clinic.  Symptoms can vary but typically...
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Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I've done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have...
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KNOW YOUR DROP

  Drop, pitch, stack height, call it what you like. We are talking about the difference between the heel height, and forefoot height in your running shoe - A key...
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nuun electrolyte tablets
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nuun electrolyte tablets

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here:  I’ve been using nuun electrolyte tablets for about 7 years now.  I first discovered them as a...
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Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

  Most of the advice you hear on kids shoes is wrong You hear it all the time from some professional shoe retailers and health professionals, particularly during the January...
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I Had a Bad Run

I had a bad run around 6 weeks ago. It happens occasionally, more so in training than races for me. Usually there is an obvious reason but sometimes not.  ...
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Running and Orthotics

Orthotics - What are they? Inserts, arch supports, foot beds are some names. There are also many forms - Custom made, ‘out of a packet’, hard, soft, cheap, expensive. Some...
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Running – Load Management

Running season is fast approaching for road runners.  I’ve just started my 14wk block for the Half Marathon in May along with other individuals, groups, highly experienced runners, beginners and...
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Beetroot Smoothie
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Beetroot Smoothie

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science's Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: If you hang around the sports nutrition world you'll see there's a lot of fuss about beetroot...
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Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Introduction I’m Michael – an Inner West local regularly spotted plodding in the Bay Run area along with the Running Science community. I maintain 100ks per week and have completed...
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PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

Hi, I'm Rachel - Running Science's nutritionist.  I'm a keen runner - I've run 5 marathons, 17 half marathons and I'm a run coach with Boobs on the Run.  I've...
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Running shoe prescriptions
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Running shoe prescriptions

How do we provide value in the shoe prescription service. At Running Science we are really beginning to understand a lot more about how to enrich our customer's running experiences. This...
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The Runner’s High
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The Runner’s High

There are many reasons to run. It strengthens bones and muscles, burns calories, improves cardiovascular fitness and lowers blood pressure. But one of the most intoxicating reasons to go for a run is the post-run mood boost known as the runner’s high.
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Running Science Gait Analysis

All our staff are trained in performing best-in-class "Gait Analysis". The customer or referred patient is asked to remove their socks and roll up their pants so that a full view of the ankle joint is on display.
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