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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.

How Do You Handle the Post Race Blues? (with Video)

One thing that is rarely talked about in running circles is what happens after running a race.

After spending months training for a particular race, the race is over and the post race blues are quick to set in.

So how do you deal with them?

Cures for the Post Race Blues

I’ll be diving into each of these cures more in the video, but here is the quick version:

  • Take a Break: A few days (or more) off from running can be good for the body and the mind. Stay active, just don’t run.
  • Volunteer: Find a race in your area and volunteer for it. Guaranteed you’ll be much more appreciative of every volunteer you ever see at another race again.
  • Reassess Your Goals: After a big race is a great time to come up with new goals or come up with a new strategy for success for the future.
  • Sign Up for Another Race: Nothing beats the post race blues like having a new race to look forward to!

So there you have it guys.

Post race blues really are a thing, and they can get you down if you’re not careful.

What Are Your Tips for Overcoming a Case of the Post Race Blues?

How to Have Your Best Year of Running in 2016 (with Video)

Make 2016 Your Best Year of Running Yet

With the new year still fresh in your mind, what have you done to ensure that 2016 will be your best year of running ever?

You may not be able to guarantee that on December 31st you’ll look back on this year as your best ever, but you can definitely stack the deck in your favor.

How?

Press play on the video for a little more detail, but here is the abridged version.

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Types of Running Workouts: Part 2 (with Video)

If you remember last week’s video post, I talked about some of the different types of running workouts that you’re likely to complete as a runner. If you missed last week’s post, click here to check it out.

In this week’s post, I’m looking at the one type of workout that I didn’t touch on last week: speed training and some of the varieties of speed training that you may see.

Speed training is vitally important no matter what kind of race you are training for, from 5k to ultra marathon.

And the reason that speed training is one of the important types of running workout boils down to physiological benefits of running hard.

Speed work strengthens your heart and lungs, strengthens your bones, improves the strength and functionality of your muscles and tendons, and can also improve your form.

So yeah, it’s kind of important.

What is Your Favorite Speed Workout?

A Runners Guide to Treating Tendonitis (with Video)

For runners, tendonitis can be one of those annoyances that never really goes away.

Too often treating tendonitis for runners feels like you’re playing with a yo-yo; the symptoms are gone and now the symptoms are back. And repeat. And repeat again.

But it doesn’t have to be like that. Treating tendonitis, and making sure it stays gone, is doable but it requires a little patience and proactivity on the part of the runner.

Admittedly, we runners tend to be low on patience when it comes to dealing with injuries, so perhaps that is where the problem lies.

In any event, in this video I’ll give you the “secrets” to treating tendonitis and preventing it from flaring back up, but it’s up to you to follow the advice.

Click here if you missed last week’s video about the causes and signs/symptoms of tendonitis.

Have You Ever Had to Deal with Tendonitis Before? What Kind and How Long Did You Battle It?