Running Injury

Looking to prevent and treat running injuries? Then this section is for you. Here you'll find my best articles and resources on how to avoid, deal with, manage as well as treat common running injuries.

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The Complete Guide To Recovery Runs

Quality workouts, think interval sessions and long runs, get the majority of attention in most runners’ training plans,  but recovery runs are usually ignored. In fact, the recovery run has been the often-than-not forgotten workout. That said, recovery runs are one of the most valuable runs. As we are going to see, recovery runs are essential. Running at a relaxed pace can help you develop proper form, build endurance, establish base mileage, and might even, as the name implies, speed up recovery. As a result, in today’s post, I’m sharing with some training guidelines on how to do the recovery run right.

The 5 Most Common Causes of Lower Leg Pain in Runners ( & how...

Lower leg pain is a common problem among runners. In most cases, it’s blamed on overuse, mainly wear and tear to the muscles, joints, bones, tendons, and other tissue. But determining the exact cause root-cause of...
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Joggers Nipples – Stop Your Nipples From Bleeding While Running

I remember the first time I got joggers 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 to find my sister looking at me with horror.

How To Treat & Prevent Heel Pain In runners

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints among runners. This pain is often blamed on several overuse injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, or improper movement patterns, etc. Would you like to learn how to...
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Urine leaks in Runners – How to Treat & Prevent Stress Incontinence when Running

Running is an excellent way to burn calories, increase endurance, and build overall strength. More and more people of all ages and backgrounds are discovering that running is an enjoyable routine to add to their...
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6 Moves To Prevent Calf Pain When Running

If you’re currently experiencing calf pain caused (supposedly) by running, then you came to the right place. Calf issues are a pretty common complaint about runners. But if you take good care of your calf muscles...
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How To Treat & Prevent Patellar Tendinitis

When you think about the type of knee injuries often seen in runners, what comes to mind? Of course, there’s the infamous Runners Knee (patellofemoral syndrome), and the agonizing Iliotibial band syndrome. But what about the...
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9 Tips On Preventing GI Distress When Running

This piece on gastrointestinal problems during running and the exact steps you need to take to prevent it for good. Call it “runner’s trots”, “the runs”, “workout stomach”. Whatever you call it; GI issues are no stranger to most runners. In fact, if you have ever done a hard run (or any type of strenuous workout), then chances are high, that at some point, you have had to high-tail to the nearest secluded tree or bathroom ASAP. I doubt that there is no runner alive who hasn’t experienced some type of stomach issue while pounding the pavement.
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Underpronation Explained – What is Supination in Runners?

As a runner, you may have heard the word before—but what does underpronation (supination) mean and why is it (allegedly) a bad thing? That’s what we are...
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RPE Explained- The Rated Perceived Exertion Scale

How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.