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by Kurt Schutte

Berlin Marathon Preparation: Leentje’s Story

  Leentje Hellemans, mother of two, started running five years ago. She has already completed several races including two marathons with one being a silver medal of 3hours 9min! Unfortunately, due to covid-lockdowns last year she suffered from her second consecutive stress fracture. During the lockdown period she couldn't see her physiotherapist (Bart Dingenen - Motion to Balance) often enough to work on her running technique and form. This year she is ready for her comeback and her goal is to run the Berlin Marathon under three hours without injury. Runeasi was recently introduced into her marathon preparation to help her achieve this goal. First evaluation: Treadmill Running test with biofeedback Bart had Leentje run at two speeds, one slower (13km/hr) and one faster (18km/hr)....

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by philip cortvriendt

7 Reasons why 2D video running analysis can’t get the job done alone

Introduction High-speed 2D video analysis has become the go-to tool for physical therapists and athletic trainers who work with runners. And rightly so! It only requires a good camera set-up and a treadmill. This makes it an inexpensive, efficient, and user-friendly alternative compared to sophisticated laboratory based 3D motion analysis . However, what we are fundamentally doing with 2D video analysis is attempting to quantify a qualitative assessment. There are some practical shortfalls with video analysis that are stealing your precious time. Here is why! 7 shortfalls of 2D video analysis 1. Over-simplifying complex movement of running The words of Goeffrey Dyson in his 1962 book “The Mechanics of Athletics” should ring a bell: “Running can be considered both simple and difficult -...

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