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.
Three months ago I was on vacation and apparently pulled a groin muscle while playing soccer with some friends on the beach. I had intense pain inside of my right upper thigh that forced me...
When it comes to running, one of the best off road things you can do to help improve your running and bulletproof your body against common injury is to strength train on a regular basis. In fact, strength training is one of the most vital tools you can use to increase performance and avoid injury, helping you run stronger and more efficiently. And one of the most important running muscles is the quadriceps—the muscles at the front of the thigh. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a killer runner quadriceps workout routine so you can build strength in these vital muscles to run faster, further and with fewer pains and aches. So are you excited? Then here we goo… The Many Roles of the Quads
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.
Encountering chest pain—especially those usually referred to as heart palpitations—while running can be a scary thing, but, hopefully by the end of this blog post, you will learn that in most cases it’s not something worth having a panic attack about. In fact, heart palpitations are a normal condition, and can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes.
In today’s post I’m going to spill the beans on one of the most important and yet often ignored aspects of running: Proper recovery. This piece of the training puzzle is key whether you are beginner runner or an elite athlete. See, the truth is running, sooner or later will take a toll on your body and mind. Therefore, you NEED a multitude of ways to help you recover properly. Otherwise, you will be risking injuries and painful burnouts. How much recovery runners needs? As a runner, the amount of recovery you need depends on a variety of factors, including your own fitness level, the intensity and volume of your runs and your own experience. For example, a beginner runner may need more recovery between relatively easy runs than an elite marathoner who runs 60+ miles per week. So how can you ensure proper recovery? Well read on to discover all the answers you seek.
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...