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Mike Swinger Is Educating Runners On Injury Prevention


My guest today is a physical therapist that loves working with runners because he is one of us.

Mike Swinger

Mike Swinger is passionate about working with athletes, specifically runners, and helping them to avoid injuries.

Today we will go a few easy miles as he shares his insight and knowledge on how to run pain-free.

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QT: Treating and Preventing Heat Illness (In Yourself and Others)


As is often the case, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

And when it comes to dealing with heat illness, that is certainly the case.

Preventing heat illness will always be the preferred option to having to treat it/manage it once it has already set it.

Duh

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Steve Austin

Steve Austin is Running to Live and Living to Run After Surviving a Suicide Attempt


Today I’m running a few inspirational miles with coach, speaker, and fellow podcaster Steve Austin.

Steve Austin

Steve Austin

Steve has had some serious battles with depression and anxiety in his past.

After a failed suicide attempt, Steve started running. Now, 5 years later, he has devoted his life to helping bring awareness to the sport and its effects on mental health. Read more

Don’t Forget to Strengthen Your Feet! Wait, What?

Running injuries and strength training exercises for runners are easily two of the topics I talk about most on this website.

Why?

Well, with running injuries it’s what I know the most about and where my real expertise in the running world lies. I may never be the worlds greatest runner or running coach, but if you got a problem, (Yo!) I’ll solve it! (Get it?) 

Or at least, I’ll help you solve it.

And strength training gets talked about a fair amount because I think it’s important and I think it can do wonders to help many of the most common running injuries.

But in all of my strength training videos, at least until now, I’ve never mentioned some of the most important exercises you can do to specifically target one of the most overlooked (and thus, most problematic) areas on a runner: the feet.

Strengthen Your Feet Muscles

Not My Feet. Sorry.

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Stress Fx Defined

My Epic Stress Fracture Guest Post on RuntotheFinish.com

In late December, I got an email from Amanda over at RuntotheFinish.com.

If you haven’t visited her website before, you need to because it’s really awesome! She’s been blogging for several years now, and her website is a regular whenever sites start compiling lists of the best running blogs on the internet.

Anyway, in the email Amanda asked me if I’d be willing to write a guest post for RuntotheFinish.com on one of the more serious running injuries out there: stress fractures.

Stress Fx Defined

I obviously said I’d be more than happy to write the post, and once the holiday chaos subsided I got in the zone and started typing.

And typing.

And editing.

And typing some more.

The result? What I like to think of as a pretty damn epic piece of content where I’m talking about stress fractures and the process of coming back to running after such an injury.

And if you haven’t had a stress fracture before, there are some tips in there for you as well about continuing to run and staying stress fracture free.

Earlier this week, the post went out on her blog.

So click on over to RuntotheFinish.com and check out my guest post about running after dealing with a stress fracture!

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