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What I learned from *only* running for a few months

What I learned from *only* running for a few months

We have talked about it so many times. The importance of cross-training and strength training regularly. How varying your workouts is the only way to improve as a runner and – most importantly – avoid injury. But I’m guilty of not practicing what I preach. After a race-heavy fall and early winter, I was burnt […]

Study: The factors that increase runners’ risk for injury

What I learned from *only* running for a few months

During training for your first marathon, it was your IT band. Last spring, it was your piriformis. Now you suspect plantar fasciitis is behind the pain in your feet. Sound familiar? Injury is all too common among runners, with 70 percent of us getting hurt at some point during our running careers. However, some runners seem to […]

The dreaded twinge: what to do when you feel an injury coming on

What to do when you feel an injury coming on

If you’ve been running for a month or even 20 years, you might know what I’m talking about here. You are happily plodding along your favorite route and then you feel it. A twinge. It’s not quite pain, but certainly different. In a few steps, you feel it again. And then – sadly – again. This time […]

How to start running (again)

make your running comeback: how to start running again after a break

I’m a few weeks away from having my baby, and am extremely fortunate to still be running. But my walking breaks are getting longer and happening more often, so I have a feeling my pregnancy running career is coming to an end pretty soon. Even if I’m able to run right up until the big […]