This past weekend, I attended the RCCSS’s (Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences) Run Faster Conference. It was full of learning, thinking, and engaging presentations, with a line-up of presenters at the top of their fields. It made me want to ‘Run Faster’, and it certainly made me want to help you to ‘Run Faster’. I can’t possibly summarize a weekend of knowledge in one blog post, but here are some quotes that resonated with me, and perhaps they’ll do the same for you:
Dr. Mike Young, “The Science of Speed” and running biomechanics:
- “We don’t innately run perfectly.”
Wes Moerman, “Integration for Performance” from a coach’s perspective:
- “Athlete health is a key to sustained development. Missed sessions are better than missed periods of time.”
Dr. Jeff Cubos, “Integration of Treatment for Performance” from a therapist’s perspective:
- “Treatment is any type of intervention that creates adaptation.”
Dr. Judy Goss, “Sports Psychology for Performance and Injury Recovery”:
- “You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
Dr. Reed Ferber, “Biomechanics for Injury Prevention and Performance”:
- You need to have “daily positive stress”; do something every day that’s positive that stresses your body.
Dr. John Berardi, “Nutrition for Performance and Injury Recovery”:
- “Resting metabolic rate (RMR) can increase 15-50% during injury”; don’t under-eat when you are injured.
Blaise Dubois, “Running Shoes: The Science and the Controversy”:
- “Comfort is key.”
Dr. Alex Hutchinson, “The Science of Performance” and “The New Recovery”:
- “Prevention works better than cure.”
Jason Dunkerley, “Motivation and Performance”:
- “We need to re-define challenges.”
I’ve included links to all of the speakers above, so if you’re interested in a particular topic, I encourage you to click and read more about them. As always, if you have a question about something I’ve written, please let me know; you can find me here, or on Facebook and Twitter.