Study finds speedwork (not hill repeats) more likely to cause stress fractures in runners

June 5, 2023

The findings come from a study in which researchers enlisted 17 volunteers for treadmill runs up to 16 km/h, at five different slopes. Through complex modeling that also pulled information from motion-capture testing and a database of computerized tomography (CT) scans of volunteers’ tibia bones, researchers were able to get insights into the type of running that places greater stress on the tibia, which in turn is more likely to result in a stress fracture. Canadian Running