Flat feet get a lot of hype as they make running hard, but if you have high arches, running can be equally challenging, even painful. Running without proper shoes and care can lead to problems with your knees and hips. Moreover, if you don’t have the right knowledge, buying the right shoes can be a cumbersome experience despite there being a wide variety of good options available on the market. Continue Reading →
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Maintaining healthy knees is essential for runners of all sizes and abilities. For so many runners that regularly battle with the dreaded runner’s knee, this can be especially vital. Let’s talk about knee support gear. Continue Reading →
Have you ever noticed some pain in one or both of your shins after a long run or exercise routine? If you have then you might have had shin splints at the time. Formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints can vary in level of severity and pain. More often than not, you will know if you have this injury because of its ability to cause significant amounts of pain with each step you take. It may even hurt to simply raise your toes if you have a bad case. Continue Reading →
There are several great rewards individuals, groups, or companies can gain by hosting a 5K charity or community race.
A 5K fun run can help you give people an opportunity to do something that will make them feel good about themselves. Not to mention the money that you can raise for a worthy cause. But there is more involved with running one of these events than you might expect. Continue Reading →
Anyone who runs can’t deny the incredible sense of freedom and challenge it presents for runners.
But, all these aspects are only amplified for runners with disabilities, because now they have added challenges to face, while running for pleasure or for competition.
One of the best things about running is its natural simplicity. When you were a child, you didn’t begin running because you wanna win that medal. You ran for enjoyment, to celebrate life and to marvel at your freedom. Running doesn’t need any kind of special tool. It’s just you, your running shoes, and your best form. Continue Reading →
For every 100,000 people in the United States, 61 of them will experience a torn meniscus at some point in their life. Meniscal tears are even more common among active duty military personnel, with an incidence rate of 87 per 100,000.
Does it feel like someone is stabbing the bottom of your foot after a workout? Then there is a good chance you’ve been attacked by plantar fasciitis, one of the most typical heel injuries known to runners. Continue Reading →
As daylight savings time draws near and the days grow shorter, you might find your late afternoon run turning into a night run, and for those training for a marathon this winter, your mileage is likely only increasing week by week.
Night runs can be hazardous in that visibility is limited for you, for drivers, and potentially for others on your running path. In order to stay safe, don’t miss these top tips: Continue Reading →
Bring on the beautiful fall weather! The crisp Autumn air, the golds, reds, and oranges of changing leaves, the cool weather perfect for running.
Fall seems to have it all when you’re a runner, but as the days shorten and the temperature drops, it’s important to keep these healthy and safety tips in mind: Continue Reading →
Anyone training for a marathon knows that running is much more than just a hobby. From getting the right nutrients to building up your mental stamina (and keeping up with laundry!) it’s a total lifestyle commitment.
While we can’t yet download a “real” live personal trainer, we can get some assistance from the latest digital tools. Google’s Assistant, which ships with the Google Home speaker, and Amazon’s Alexa, which comes standard with the Amazon Echo speaker, are both leading examples of the newest voice-controlled technology.
And the best part is, they’re prepared to assist you with a few different aspects of fitness. Here’s a quick list of tech steps to consider: Continue Reading →
You may have heard the term cross-training (also referred to as XT) loosely thrown around the running world, often as runners schedule out cross-training days on their training calendars as a way to stay active and give their joints a break.
If you’re thinking about updating your cross-training routine, don’t miss these important tips and ideas: Continue Reading →