Sometimes we don't stop to think about eThe land we ran for, but the various surfaces have their own advantages and disadvantages you should knowand consider to avoid injuries.
Asphalt is possibly the surface on which you travel most of your kilometers of training and even competition. As you well know, it's a rigid and stable surface which allows a good force reaction for speed training.
However, the dark face is the impact on joints, muscles and tendons, which can lead to overload injuries such as tendinitis, Fasciitis o periostitis.
The running track or tartan is usually composed of various layers of resin, rubber and asphalt. Like asphalt, it allows good reactivity to speed workouts, with greater impact cushioning, but the fact of running in “circles” supposes an added overhead.
A good idea for your track training is that change the sense of career relatively often.
The grass is not usually available to many athletes, but without a doubt it is the surface with less risk of injury, as long as the terrain is uniform.
Although it may be more effortful since not be a rigid surfacethe force that is printed is not returned with the same intensity as on the asphalt, it allows a greater muscular and proprioceptive work.
The sand or earth can be good idea as long as you don't run on a slope (Ex .: avoid the shore of the beach if it is on a slope).
You should pay more attention to your steps because these lands usually present irregularities, but this will request more work of stabilizing muscles so the work will be complete. The more compact the sand, the greater the pace of the race.
What do we recommend?
It is recommended that you adjust your workouts so that do not abuse any surface, that you prepare yourself with appropriate footwear to your discipline and perform strength training and proprioception so that your muscles can withstand the work.
Laura García Cervantes
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