Does Running Really Cause Long Term Knee Damage?

Most people run to be healthy.  Some are trying to lose weight, some are preparing for a marathon, and some are just trying to have a little fun.  No matter which of these categories you fall into, however, someone has no doubt told you that you are going to destroy your knees, that you won’t … Read more

How do you Stop a Side Stitch while Running

You woke up early today, had a quick drink, and headed out the door.  As the morning fog is lifting and the early workers are driving by, you are enjoying your morning run.  Just as you get going good, though, a side stitch starts creeping in.  This stabbing pain can quickly have you doubled over … Read more

Most Common Running Injuries

Long distance running is a sport that contains risk.  Unfortunately, runners of any serious mileage caliber can claim a few injury stories.  On the road, we refer to them battle scars. Some of them can be serious enough to derail your training for a significant amount of time if they aren’t handled with the proper … Read more

How to Treat Runner’s Knee

Injuries are the dark side of the running hobby that we all enjoy so much.  While running is a great way to keep your body in shape, keep your mind fresh, and simply enjoy the outdoors, it does come with a price sometimes.  All of those strides can add up to sore joints, ligaments, and … Read more

Benefits of Ice Baths after a Long Run

Any runner who has undertaken distance training for a half marathon or longer race understands the vital importance of post run physical maintenance. Stretching only goes so far when the demands of distance training are placed on the muscular tissue, particularly during the most intense phases of race preparation. Tissue breakdown is a natural occurrence … Read more

When Should I Run Through Pain?

I would like to dispel a myth that is common among my friends – I do get injured!  I get injured more often that they think.  I have had to DNF in races due to injury and ran my first marathon basically held together with barbwire and duct tape.  Now that said, I have been … Read more

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