How to Intelligently Come Back from a Running Injury

Runners are a funny bunch.

Some might even call us idiots.

One reason that we may have earned the title “idiot” is that we have a habit that defies all rational explanation: when injured we RARELY recover completely before getting back into the running and more often than not this results in further injury.

You’d think eventually we’d learn.

Yeah, you’d think.


How to Come Back from a Running Injury

It’s simple, really, just go short, go slow, and let it go. Read more

Difference Between Running on Asphalt or Concrete

Quick Tip: Which is Better, Running on Asphalt or Concrete?

Every so often, I’ll hear someone talking about the difference in the amount of pounding that our bodies take when we are running on asphalt or concrete.

There are some that claim that running on asphalt is much easier on our bodies than running on concrete.

And there are some that would argue that there is absolutely no difference.

Today I want to talk about whether or not there is a difference when it comes to running on asphalt or concrete.

Difference Between Running on Asphalt or Concrete

Difference Between Running on Asphalt or Concrete

Reasons Cited That Asphalt is Easier on Our Bodies Than Concrete

  • Concrete is More Dense than Asphalt: If it’s more dense, it’s going to produce more force/stress with every step. Makes sense right, since trails are even less dense and they are clearly easier on our bodies to run on.
  • Just Run on Both, You’ll See the Difference: Nothing like some serious empirical evidence to try and back up your claim, eh?

The Common Rebuttals for These Reasons

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Running and Tendonitis: Why Do They Go Hand in Hand? (with Video)

If you talk to more than a handful of runners, there’s a pretty good chance at least one of them will have dealt with a case of tendonitis at one point in time.

Is there are reason that running and tendonitis are often linked?

In this video, I’ll be talking about the causes of tendonitis, why runners are especially susceptible, and some of the signs and symptoms you should look for if you think you might be dealing with a little case of tendonitis.

And in next week’s video, I’ll be breaking down how to get rid of your tendonitis and prevent it in the first place.

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?

For Runners, Preventing Shin Splints is Actually Pretty Easy (with Video)

When it comes to any injury that runners must deal with, we need to remember that it’s always wiser to focus on prevention than to be forced to deal with treatment options after the fact.

And when it comes to preventing shin splints, you don’t have to do a lot to reap the benefits and stay injury free (at least in terms of shin splints) for many years of running.

If you have any questions about these exercises, or other aspects of dealing with shin splints, please drop me a note by visiting the contact page on my website.

And make sure you check out the other posts in this series, where I look at what causes shin splints, and what the best options are for treating shin splints if you have them.