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How to Avoid Recurring Running Injuries

Did you know that about half of runners miss time due to running related injuries every year?

That’s an amazing statistic because many people think of running as a low-risk sport when it clearly isn’t!

No matter what we do, some running related injuries are unavoidable. But there are many runners are consistently dealing with recurring running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ITBS.

Contrary to what these runners may believe, you really can participate in our sport and avoid any of the recurring running injuries for years.

Find out how by watching today’s video.

My Biggest Takeaway from Reading 80/20 Running (with Video)

Since talking with Matt Fitzgerald on the podcast a couple of months ago, I’ve been reading through and diving deep into his book 80/20 Running.

While the premise of the book seems crazy, that we need to slow down in training if we want to race faster, if you read the book with an open mind I think that the evidence that supports this statement is pretty overpowering.

In this week’s video, I’m sharing my biggest takeaway from the book and explaining why I am definitely on board with the idea of 80/20 running.

Would You Be Open to the Idea of Running Slower If It Meant Racing Faster? Why?

Benefits of Using a Foam Roller Regularly (with Video)

I’m definitely a big believe in using a foam roller for the therapeutic benefits that it provides.

That said, using a foam roller isn’t exactly a “fun” experience.

In this video, I’m talking about why the foam roller works, what exactly it does, and why you should invest the $15-20 to buy a good foam roller (affiliate link) and use the dang thing!

Are You a Believer When It Comes to Using a Foam Roller? Why or Why Not?

Strength Training Routine for Runners

An Equipment Free Strength Training Routine for Runners (with Video)

You don’t have to look around this site very far to know that I’m a believer in regular strength training for runners.

(Want more examples? Here’s a podcast interview, a post on the importance of a strong core, and answers to common strength training questions/concerns from runners.)

So every couple of months, I put together a short workout (lasting about 15 minutes) designed specifically to help runners shore up the weak spots that are created by running lots and lots of miles.

The workout for November/December is four exercises long, but if you do them correctly you’ll be feeling it!

Fill out the info below and I’ll send you a PDF guide with all of these exercises on it.

If you have any questions about any of these exercises, or anything else related to running and strength training, please let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them for you!

What is Your Favorite Strength Training Exercise and Why?

A Strong Core is a Must for Runners

Many runners don’t do as much strength training as they should.

Yours truly included.

But if their is one area that runners really make an effort to address is building a strong core.

A strong core will do more to help you improve as a runner and safeguard yourself against injury than any shoes, coaching, or “miracle cures” out there.

Yeah, it’s that important.

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