Individual Study / Ramskov et al.; J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018

Progression in Running Intensity or Running Volume and the Development of Specific Injuries in Recreational Runners: Run Clever, a Randomized Trial Using Competing Risks

Progression in Running Intensity or Running Volume and the Development of Specific Injuries in Recreational Runners: Run Clever, a Randomized Trial Using Competing Risks

Initiatives -
To test the following hypotheses: (1) a running schedule focusing on running intensity (S-I) would increase the risk of sustaining Achilles tendinopathy, gastrocnemius injuries, and plantar fasciitis compared with hypothesized volume-related injuries; and (2) a running schedule focusing on running volume (S-V) would increase the risk of sustaining patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and patellar tendinopathy compared with hypothesized intensity-related injuries. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2015
End Year
2016
Funding
This trial was supported by the Graduate School of Health at Aarhus University and the Danish Rheumatism Association

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Ramskov D, Rasmussen S, Sørensen H, Parner ET, Lind M, Nielsen R. Progression in Running Intensity or Running Volume and the Development of Specific Injuries in Recreational Runners: Run Clever, a Randomized Trial Using Competing Risks. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018;48(10):740‐748. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.8062

PUBMED 29895234

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
839
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

In this randomized clinical trial and etiology study, healthy recreational runners were included in a 24-week follow-up, divided into 8-week preconditioning and 16-week specific-focus training periods. Participants were randomized to 1 of 2 running schedules: S-I or S-V. The S-I group progressed the amount of high-intensity running (88% maximal oxygen consumption [VO2max] or greater) each week, and the S-V group progressed total weekly running volume.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
65
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Denmark
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
839
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
A global positioning system watch or smartphone collected data on running.
Start Date
2015
End Date
2016
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartwatch and wearables
  • Geospatial technology
    • Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) (e.g. GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.)