oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Running digest: Training - the practice. Part 2

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



In the first part of this article on training, Dr Tim Noakes discussed starting out, shaping, reinforcement control, stimulus control, goal setting, associative /disassociative strategies and coping thoughts. He also examined the question as to whether middle-aged people should undergo an exhaustive medical evaluation before they start practicing. In the second part of the series the author of the recently-published bestseller, Lore of Running, gives invaluable advice about the selection of appropriate running shoes, shoe advice for the novice, anatomy of the running shoe, shoe choice for uninjured runners and related topics.

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