Tag: stress fractures

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 »

Is overtraining the reason most runners get injured?

Is overtraining the reason most runners get injured? Many runners have injuries, and for those who train hard, the injury rate is estimate to be as high as 71% according to a new article in shape magazine. Regardless of training philosophy which may include hard / easy days, interval training or days off to recover, pushing too hard too fast may result in stress fractures and other injuries that were avoidable had we taken it a bit slower. Part of the problem is that we try to work at a level that our body is not capable in its current Read More »