Running Is Not a “No Pain No Gain” Sport. (with Video)

What is it with runners that think that “no pain no gain” is the way to train/run?

Now, to be clear, I’m in no way confusing pain with soreness.

Anytime you’re running farther, faster, or doing any number of challenging workouts, your muscles are going to be sore afterward.

But pain? That should be unacceptable.

In today’s video, I’m talking about how running with a no pain no gain attitude doesn’t make sense and how there is no reason that the number of runners that deal with a running related injury should be as high as it is.

And if you’re a runner that regularly has to deal with some of the chronic/common running injuries, we really need to talk.

Have You Ever Dealt With Any Running Injuries? What Ones?

Treating Your Plantar Fasciitis For the Last Time (with Video)


As a running coach and a Certified Athletic Trainer, I have heard a lot of runners talk about a number of different ways of treating your plantar fasciitis.

Some of the most simple methods (massage and stretching) are great, and some just make me shake my head (Strassburg sock and trying to tear it).

After last week’s video aired talking about what your plantar fascia actually is, what it does, and how it ends up with the itis, it only  made sense to give you some insight into how to get rid of the symptoms and get back to running pain free ASAP.

What is Your Tried and True Method That You Use for Treating Your Plantar Fasciitis?