Tag: running injury avoidance

Is there a dark side to changing running technique? Changing from heel strike to mid foot may create some unforseen problems.

Is there a dark side to changing running technique? Changing from heel strike to mid foot may create some unforeseen problems. There are a number of authors who have recommended a mid foot running technique. There a number of authors who have advised against this type of change. Whom should you believe? Many of us begin running based on informal training, as we accommodate to what we do naturally. Sure, methods such as Zen focus on more mid foot and a different type of gait with shoes on, while others insist we should all be running barefoot. Is there really Read More »

Are you overtraining? With the fall marathon season arriving, Runners World Magazine offers good advice.

Are you overtraining? With the fall marathon season arriving, Runners World Magazine offers good advice. The fall track season has arrived with a large number of 5 and 10k and half and full marathons. NYC marathon was cancelled last year due to hurricane Sandy and many runners who missed it are looking forward to the race this year which is a New York tradition. Some runners want it all but do not have a great regimen to build up to their race, resulting in avoidable injuries as well as other health problems. Runners World Magazine offers some good advice to Read More »