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Fire up the Back Chain
Learn strength-based yoga to be a more efficient, injury-free runnerRead More
Does Cadence Matter?
According to a 2011 study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a slight increase in cadence—we’re talking five to 10 percent—substantially reduces the impact in your hips and knees while running, therefore decreasing your risk of injury.Read More
Strength Train and Run Faster
While we already know we have to put in the miles to meet our running goals, we often overlook another key training element: strength. For runners, building balanced and targeted strength in a way that supports our efforts on the road, track, or trail, is important. Ask any coach, personal trainer, or physical therapist, and you’ll likely get the same answer: A strong, balanced body is necessary to keep you injury free.Read More
7 Stages of Plantar Fasciitis
Dealing with an injury or pain is never easy, particularly if you’re a runner whose daily routine and mental clarity depends on logging miles. In some cases, it isn’t necessarily the steps you take, but the stages you go through (and the cake you eat) that help you work through it. A deeper dive into the seven stages of Plantar Fasciitis, as recounted from a runner’s point of view.Read More
3 Ways to Treat Plantar Fasciitis at Home
Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is no joke. One in 10 runners will suffer from plantar fasciitis at some point during their running life and, if not treated, the condition may become long-lasting and chronic. No Bueno. So, what is Plantar Fasciitis, why do some runners get it, and how do we effectively treat it?Read More
6 Go-To Yoga Poses for Race Recovery
Marcy K. Freed is a runner and yoga instructor in Columbus, Ohio. At the end of our Run This Town Columbus shoot, we took one of her classes. It was filled with runners who had just completed the Columbus Marathon. They were tired and sore and Freed offered the perfect recovery. Since everyone can't be in Columbus to take one of Freed’s post-race classes, she pulled together six of her favorite moves for you to do at home.Read More
Do These 5 Exercises Before Every Run and Feel Better
We feel you. Sometimes life is so busy that it seems like adding anything more to your five-mile-after-work loop is impossible. However, to get the most out of your run, and to finish feeling energized, adding in about seven to 10 minutes of warm up is precisely what you need. These five exercises will help keep your body more balanced and injury free.Read More
Is It Possible to Run a Half Marathon After Knee Surgery?
I just had knee surgery for a torn meniscus seven weeks ago and rehab is going well. I would like to run a half marathon in 12 weeks. Do I have enough time to train?Read More
4 Ways You're Making Your Running Injuries Worse
Doing too much too soon is the most common cause of chronic running injuries. While the prescription for each ailment is unique, there are common mistakes runners make that often prolong recovery time, or make their injuries worse. Here are some of the common ways that runners exacerbate their injuries and how to avoid them.Read More