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The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World.

The best running shoes you can buy in 2019 according to Runners World. If you are in the market for new running shoes, some new and notable designs are now available from manufacturers such as Hoka, Saucony, New Balance to name a few. Designs are changing, as the competitive market place responds to new boutique manufacturers entering the market with fresh ideas on how to design a running shoe.  Some manufacturers such as Hoka, known for their deep pocket design have been purchased by larger companies such as Deckers, which may be why you can now find them in the Read More »

Sensible advice to help you avoid stress fractures from running courtesy of Runners World magazine.

Sensible advice to help you avoid stress fractures from running courtesy of Runners World magazine. Runners who are training for their next race are always prone to injuries.   One of the most dreaded is the stress fracture that often can occur in the foot or in the lower leg.   While there are other types of stress fractures such as those in the pelvis, they are much more rare. Some running injuries occur by falls or improper steps on uneven pavement or trails, but stress fractures are insidious and develop over time. Stress fractures are more prone to occur when increasing Read More »

Alleviate hip and knee pain with these IT band stretches from Runners World Magazine.

Alleviate hip and knee pain with these IT band stretches from Runners World Magazine. Hip and knee pain can develop while running.  If you are beginning to train for a race that is taking place this spring or summer, these stretches from Runners World may help. Our gluteal muscles and our calves are important because they feed off each other.  If the calves are tight, the gluteal muscles will often go weak since the tight calves restrict ankle and foot movement.  Motion in the foot is vitally important to walking and running. If the gluteal muscles are tight, your pelvis Read More »

Is a good running form needed to win a race, or is it just one factor in how you have adapted to running?

Is a good running form needed to win a race, or is it just one factor in how you have adapted to running? Is there a good running form?   Many coaches may suggest how to run but does science prove that a certain running form is good for everyone?  Recently, Runners World Magazine explored this idea. Many marathon winners such as Paula Radcliffe have peculiar running forms, yet, they win marathons.  Sure, Priscah Jeptoo who is a silver medal winner at the Olympics marathon in 2012 had horrible knee form, yet she is a winner as well. While I Read More »

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 »