Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of distance runners quite like the possibility of a stress fracture. It's a challenging injury to deal with, both physically and mentally.
Tempo runs, also called threshold runs, should be a staple for runners of every distance from the 1500m to the marathon. Here are the basics you need to know about tempo runs.
One of the most common and easy to identify running injuries is IT band syndrome. Here are several exercises that will help treat IT band syndrome and prevent a future reoccurrence.
Hidden in the dense tissue of the hip is a little-known muscle called the piriformis. Overuse injuries are common among runners. Here is our advice for treating Piriformis Syndrome.
Strength training is important for every distance runner. Having a strong, well-balanced body greatly reduces the risk of injury and can also increase race performance.
Plantar fasciitis has sidelined many a runner for weeks, months or even years. Being proactive about seeking treatment at the onset of injury is the best way to ensure that it is cured quickly and effectively.
The term "carbo-loading" is well-known and often used to describe the nutrition plan of a soon to be marathoner. But it is not the most effective way to maximize energy,
When injury strikes, therapists often will recommend orthotics to fix the problem. But are they useful? The subject is controversial. Here's what you need to know.
How many days per week should I run? The correct answer for how many days per week you should run is however many you are able to while keeping yourself healthy and happy.
If you feel pain just behind the outside of your ankle, though, there is a good chance you may be suffering from perineal tendonitis. We have advice on how to relieve the symptoms.
Gear up for winter with our advice for running in the cold.
Have you ever thought about running a marathon? If so, we have a basic 16-week training program to get you the start line prepared for 26.2 miles.
Many runners have a leg length discrepancy and don't even know it. Though incredibly common, figuring out what to do to avoid injuries or reduce pain can be complicated.
There is perhaps no injury more associated with running than the aptly named "runner's knee." Here is what you need to do to reduce the pain.
Perhaps the most effective, and over-looked, cross-training for distance runners is aqua jogging.
As recently as 7 years ago, obstacle races were relatively unknown. Since then, their popularity has skyrocketed. But how do you train for one of these races? We've got you covered.
While the science behind kinesio tape is uncertain, there has been some evidence to show that KT Tape can be useful.
Hip bursitis is one of the most common injuries suffered by runners. Here are some steps to a speedy recovery.
Although there has not been a plethora of research on the effects of massage for runners, there is no denying that afterward you can feel like a million bucks.
Ice baths have been a staple method of recovery for distance runners for many years. Recently, though, the effectiveness of ice baths has come into question in the scientific community.
Knee pain is the bane of many a runner. Several treatments have been found effective in alleviating pain caused by patellar tendonitis.
How does one go about teaching oneself to run the correct pace? We point out the key indicators of proper pacing.
So how does one prevent cramping? Incredibly, one answer is to drink pickle juice.
If you've been around running long enough you have heard the term VO2 max. We delve deeper into the concept and explain exactly what aerobic capacity means for runners.
To successfully PR at the 5K, one must incorporate many different types of workouts into their training plan.
Sadly humans, with our itty-bitty calves and rotating ankles, struggle on even the smoothest of surfaces and are thus prone to ankle injuries.
Running twice a day is an incredible way to build fitness, but as is always the case with increasing mileage, adding second runs heightens the risk of injury. Here are some tips to doing it safely.
Debunking myths about ideal heart rate as it pertains to training.
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is a common overuse injury in runners. There are several forms of treatment and exercises that can help alleviate the pain.