Tag: female runners

Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

When setting your pace in a long race, are you better off being female?

When setting your pace in a long race, are you better off being female? A recent study suggests that women are more likely to be consistent in their pacing during a race than their male counterparts says the NY Times in a recent article. During marathons, men are more likely to slow down during the race as compared to women according to recent reports. While this new information does not suggest a reason why the phenomenon occurs, women definitely show themselves to more reliably maintain their pace during a race. Check out the article here Women Pace Marathons Better Than Read More »