Words of advice for runners

As runners we are known as a crazy bunch of people, which most of us take that as a compliment. Because seriously, after all, what sane person would run 26.2 miles just for fun, right?? But, there are many things runners should and shouldn’t do. Here are some tips or rules, we should all follow. ADVICE 1.- 10%- Increase your distance to minimum 10% per week. … Continue reading Words of advice for runners

Are you running with a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They are caused by the repetitive use of force, often by overdoing, such as repeatedly jumping or running long distances. Stress fractures can also come from normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.   Stress fractures are most common on bones that carry weight. Runners are more susceptible to stress … Continue reading Are you running with a stress fracture?

Don’t make these mistakes while running

As runners, we have all made mistakes at some point in our training. The mistakes have taught us a thing or two right? Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid so you remain injury free, and can PR at your next race! Running mistake 1.- Having improper upper body form. Some runners swing their arms side-to-side, which makes you more likely to slouch … Continue reading Don’t make these mistakes while running

One of the most common running injuries, the ITBS

Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the leading causes of knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band(IT band) is a thick band of fascia on the outside of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, as it moves from behind the femur to the front of … Continue reading One of the most common running injuries, the ITBS

Preventing Injury

There is a few reasons why runners get injured training for their next race. Injuries such as over training  inflexibility, wrong shoes, ignoring the cues your body is giving you, just to name a few. It is a little hard to determine how exactly to stay injury free but there are a few tips to follow and you can decrease your chances of injuries.  KNOW YOUR LIMIT!!     All … Continue reading Preventing Injury