Arch support and interval training may lead to a better runner
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There are many things a runner needs in order to perform optimally: good shoes with arch support, proper nutrition, water and stretching, to name a few. A new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen suggests that interval training should be added to the list.
Authors of the study tested a specific method called 10-20-30 training, consisting of a one-kilometer warm-up, followed by four sets of running for five minutes and resting for two. Each five-minute block of running is divided into individual minutes as such: 30 seconds of low intensity, 20 seconds of moderate intensity and 10 seconds of intense running.
The researchers found that training with this method resulted in significant improvements on race scores, as well as better blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
“The training was very inspiring. I could not wait to get out and run together with the others. Today, I am running much faster than I ever thought possible,” says Katrine Dahl, one of the participants in the study.
When engaging in any type of training, runners should wear shoes with good arch support and take care of any other foot problems, such as bunions or hammer toe.