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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 »

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 »

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 »