The Epsom salt versus ice bath debate is one that continues to rage within running communities and online forums. There seem to be valid points on both sides, although often backed up with little scientific evidence, or in some cases, even anecdotal evidence. Read More
While running a marathon is a difficult feat in itself, knowing how to train well for such a long race is often where many runners encounter the biggest challenges. Read More
First, there's getting the balance right between training enough and not over-training. Then there's pace, dehydration, carb-loading and the worry of becoming hyponatremic to consider.
Improving your running form will not only dramatically reduce your chances of suffering overuse injuries, but it'll also make running more enjoyable and even faster. And the best part is that you can do it right now.
Rather than focus on the overwhelming and boring technicalities of how to run efficiently, follow these simple, actionable, and easy-to-implement running tips.
Barefoot running, also known as natural running, involves running in bare feet without any shoes on.
This type of running has grown in popularity in recent years as people turn to the barefoot running technique to learn to run pain-free or in a more natural way.
But is this just the latest in a long lineup of fads that will fizzle out? Or is there merit behind this technique? Read on to find out.
Most people share a common running experience. You start off feeling slow and sluggish - wondering how long you've been running for and when it will be over - then something shifts. The body goes from heavy and stiff to warm and ready to run for miles. Read More
This week, we are going to dive into the wonderful world of sprained ankles, everything from what causes them, what they actually are, and how to go about recovering from them Read More
You're going along fine on a level surface, running your heart out, maintaining a stellar pace, and generally feeling pretty great about your performance. Then you reach a hill. No problem! You trained for this by increasing the incline on the treadmill. You crest the hill with a little less breath, but still feeling good. Read More
The answer to this question is unequivocally "no". Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is seriously wrong, and pushing ahead despite this warning is a major risk - you could end up injuring yourself in the process. Read More
You don't have to be a runner for long to discover that inflammation is part and parcel of your favorite form of fitness. Inflammation is a natural healing response, and when you put the kind of stress on your body that running demands, it should come as no surprise that inflammation results. Read More
It is a truth of pretty much any type of exercise that you're going to vacillate between punishing your body and giving it a little TLC. As runners, we often strive to push our limits by going a little farther or a little faster. Many of us also crave that boost of daily endorphins that only comes from watching the world fly by as we pound the pavement at top speed Read More
There is a long-running debate about whether heating or icing is better for staving off the undesirable after-effects of intense exercise. On the one hand, heat opens blood vessels, allowing oxygen and nutrients to reach damaged areas and begin the healing process. Read More