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The dreaded DNF; when should a runner call it quits during a race?

The dreaded DNF; when should a runner call it quits during a race? If you are an avid runner, and had been training for a race for a while, you want to make a good time during the race but more importantly, you want to finish. Sometimes, we need to call if quits even though all of that training and hours have been logged in prior to race day. When you are all warmed up and in the middle of the race, the focus is on completion.   If you are having unusual pain, or a health problem that can be more serious, Read More »

The posture problem that can cause many running injuries according to Runners World.

  The posture problem that can cause many running injuries according to Runners World. If you are training for the big marathon, an injury is the last thing you need as you prepare for the big race.  Posture plays an important role in how we run, and maintaining that posture over 26.2 miles can be challenging for most of us. The Washington Post talked about running posture and muscular endurance during a marathon a couple of years ago and offered some great exercises you can do now. There is another running posture problem that plagues runners known as the dropped Read More »

Learning about the soleus muscle in the calf the hard way and some injury prevention tips from Runners World

Learning about the soleus muscle in the calf the hard way and some injury prevention tips from Runners World. This past winter I was playing tennis and having a great game until I chased a ball on to the side line of the court and felt a double pull deep into my calf.   This type of scenario may sound familiar to those of you who have had a similar injury.  I realized later I had pulled the soleus muscle in my calf.  I could still walk, although with some pain with the wrong type of step. This was my education about Read More »

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018.

Runners World recommends the best trail running shoes for 2018. If you run on trails, you need a shoe that is capable of uneven terrain.  It must also work with your foot and body style as well. Runners world just compiled their 13 best of list for trail shoes for 2018.  Which one do you think they picked as an Editors choice? Depending on how you run and where you run, you may want a waterproof shoe or one with a special type of tread designed for the places you typically run. Also, if you are a casual runner, you Read More »

Are your running problems coming from supination, also known as under pronation? Here are some tips from Runner’s World Magazine.

Are your running problems coming from supination, also known as under pronation?  Here are some tips from Runner’s World Magazine. Flat feet, otherwise known as overpronation is well known for causing problems such as shin pain, ankle and knee problems.   Supination is more related to high arches, and it too can be problematic in a runner due to the stiffness of the arch. Many of us have a combination of overpronation and supination, and the asymmetry is also known to cause problems in the legs, knees and back. Runners World offers advice on what you can do if you supinate.  Read More »