Running is one of the most accessible and popular forms of cardiovascular exercises, with tens of millions of regular participants worldwide. In fact, surveys show that in the United States alone, about 40 million people...
Leg cramps, those painful muscle spasms, plague many a runner—especially during the summer and on race day. It starts like this: you are running along with no problems. Maybe you didn’t even experience them when you started running. But after a few miles, out of nowhere, your calf starts to cramp and it gets so severe that you have to stop running, and wonder whether you are going to run ever again. Regardless of the frequency of the occurrence, these muscle cramps are total bombs. That can be a problem if you are serious about keeping your runs pain-free, or looking to reach your next personal best on your upcoming race. Cramps hurt and they will slow you down and compromise months of hard training by messing with your precious time (and body and mind) in a race.
One of the best things about running is that you can do it almost anywhere, any time of the day or night. Nonetheless, most runners, including me, prefer logging in our miles during the day when the sun is out and shining. But that’s not always the case. In fact, daytime savings, busy schedules, family obligations, and so on, can get in the way of a regular running program during the daytime. That’s why we sometimes are forced to make the shift to running in the darkest hours of the day, whether it’s the early morning or late in the evening. And the thing is, if you find yourself hitting the road during these hours, you gonna have to take extra precautions to ensure a safe running experience. Staying safe while running in the dark requires a bit of planning. But fret no more. I got you covered buddy. Today I decided to spill the beans on nighttime running.
Being a flat-footed runner can be challenging. But it does not necessarily preclude you from running. In fact, just because you’ve flat feet, it doesn’t inherently mean that you are bound for trouble. As we are going to see in today’s article, having flat feet shouldn’t discourage you from running, even if you find it difficult to pound the pavement on a daily basis.
Want to know how to run like a pro runner? If your answer is yes, then keep on reading… Why should you consider training like a pro? The fact is, if you are serious about reaching your full potential, you’ll need to imitate the strategies of those on top—no need to reinvent the wheel. By training like a pro runner, you’ll be able, without a shadow of a doubt, to achieve your running best.
I remember the first time I got bloody nipples while running. It was a few years ago. After getting home from a long run on a hot day, I walked into the living room, only...
Pain is common among runners of all levels and backgrounds—and hip issues are no exception. Sure, hip injuries, unlike knee ailments, are not a huge problem in the running world. Nevertheless, a lot can go wrong Left unchecked, what started as a mild hip soreness may turn into a debilitating injury. This will definitely bring your running routine to a screeching halt