So you decided to train for your first race. Maybe it’s a 10K, a half marathon or whatever got you going. Anyway, you are determined to run as hard and as fast possible so you can be prepared on the big day. Then after a couple of weeks of training, you start getting plagued by blisters, especially around your arches and your training becomes a “running” hell. Even if you are only running for leisure and fitness, blisters can be a big annoyance. But fret no more. You are not alone. Blisters from running are very common. I know, I had at least two races ruined because of a painful foot blister. So what’s a blister anyway? How Running Blisters Occur
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.
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
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...
I’m writing these words with a recovering sprained ankle. Last week, I went for my usual hill run. And on the way down, I stepped on a rock and badly sprained my ankle. As you can see, I’m not the world expert on preventing not treating sprained ankles. In fact, I’m not the world’s expert on anything. But my last painful experience forced me to take a week off of training and do some research on the subject. Now here I’m sharing with you what I learned about the subject (and my painful experience). Here is the complete runners' guide for treating and preventing ankle sprains.
Running injuries can be painful, stubborn, and depressing. If you’re reading this, even if you have been injury free throughout your running career (please show us your secret), chances are, if you keep training, you’re going to pick up more than one injury sooner or later. A Few Stats According to surveys, at any time, roughly 1 in 4 runners will have an injury. Polls also show that approximately 80 percent of runners get injured every year. These are not good odds.
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.
today I’m going to share with you some of the methods and strategies that I believe have helped me the most with runners’ knee. By the end of this post you will know all you need about: The exact definition of runners knee and its symptoms, and causes, The best treatment options for runner’s knee, How to get back safely to running after runners knee, and The right preventative measures you can take so you no longer have to endure another (or your first) runner’s knee nightmare. So let’s get the ball rolling…