SUPERIOR COACH JS wrote:
Renato Canova wrote:
JS, only for being precise, Kristian had a surgery not because injured for high mileage, but because had a spur in the heel that had to be cut and removed (same as Haile Gebrselassie).
The spur caused friction with Achille's tendon, and the friction produced inflamation, for mechanical reasons. Without removing the mechanical reasons, Kristian never can continue running also with little volume (I had to stop running when I was 50, because I have a similar spur, and, if I run 10 minutes, I feel pain and limps while running). Nothing to do with high or low volume, but connected with the individual morphology.
Heel spurs are directly caused by long-term muscle and ligament strain.Repeated stress as in high volume training increases the risk of inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
Good for your athletes that they don't do high mileage. That way they don't increase the risk of inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
They also don't increase the chance of improving and instead get slower.
DANCAN'T: get worse, like magic!