Marathon training techniques from our podiatrists

marathon training techniques

Sydney marathon running and training tips.

Prevent injury by reading these marathon training tips from our expert podiatrist.

Are you preparing for the Sydney With just over two weeks until the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, our runners should be well and truly underway with their training schedules and race planning. Essential to reduce the risk of injury during and after the run is a solid game plan and preparation.

Marathon running techniques.

When modifying running technique we are aiming to:

  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Enhance performance by improving running times
  • Utilise the correct muscles to protect joints

At Performance Podiatry we want our runners to be able to run into their older ages if they wish. To be able to do this, running technique is key. Often we will advise on small changes to things such as:

  • Foot placement
  • Muscles being over or under-utilised
  • Stride length
  • Cadence or pace
  • Step width
  • Forward lean

This may be combined with a strengthening program to get the supporting muscles for the feet, legs or pelvis into shape and balanced.

If you are unsure about your running technique, are looking to improve your running time or if you have a persistent injury that is exacerbated by running, make an appointment to see a sports podiatrist to discuss your concerns.

Laura will be at the Sydney Half Marathon stand at Sydney Town Hall on Saturday May 14 to assist with footwear fitting at the Rebel Sports stand. She will also be there to give advice to competitors that have any last minute queries.

Good luck if we don’t see you before race day!

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Speak to our podiatrists for more marathon tips

Our highly qualified and experienced podiatrists are experts in biomechanics and it’s our philosophy that the finest foot care requires an entirely bespoke experience. That’s why we are dedicated to providing entirely tailor-made diagnosis and treatment services that are the best in Australia.

Our dynamic practice has a holistic approach to resolving foot complaints.

From assessment and diagnosis to extraordinary treatment, every step of your journey with us will deliver you the ultimate podiatric experience, resulting in healthier and happier feet.

Book a consultation with our podiatrists in Sydney (Macquarie St)Darlinghurst and Randwick to discuss your condition and we’ll get you pain-free and back to full function as smoothly and quickly as possible, so you can return to the activities and life you love.


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