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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 »

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine If you are an avid runner, you have probably wondered about your running form and if you are competitive, you have also wondered how you can run faster with fewer problems. Often, running gait symmetry is part of the problem. Training harder often will lead to incremental improvements in your running times but it often leads to injuries as well.   The reason training harder does not always result in a faster you may have to do with symmetry. Poor form or body mechanics can Read More »

Man from Ireland runs fastest mile in the Antarctica ice marathon, according to Runners World

Man from Ireland runs fastest mile in the Antarctica ice marathon, according to Runners World Are you an elite runner seeking adventure, and fast times in the coldest of places? It takes a certain type of personality and attitude to want to run in the cold, yet this man went to Antarctica to do it. The idea was the brainchild of Richard Donovan, an Irish ultrarunner who organizes the Antarctic Ice Marathon each year. If you have ever dreamed about running on a glacier, Runners World reported on how Paul Robinson, a world class Irish runner decided to do it Read More »