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How to Treat Shin Splints for Runners (with Video)

If you’ve ever had shin splints, you know that it’s a painful injury that can take FOREVER to completely go away.

In this week’s video, I’m continuing the shin splints series by talking about how to treat shin splints, especially for us runners.

Please be forewarned, you may not like what I have to say in the video, but if you want to kick your shin splints as fast as possible this is the best advice I can possibly give.

If you missed last week’s video, make sure you check it out because I talked about what causes shin splints and exactly what the injury is.

Wearing Compression Gear Flying Home After the Blue Ridge Marathon

Quick Tip–My Experience With Compression Gear for Runners

In Wednesday’s post, I shared an article that Teal Burrell had written for Outside magazine recently about the impact that compression gear has for runners both during a run and when used for recovery.

If you didn’t get a chance to read Teal’s article, please take a minute and check it out.

My Take On Compression Gear

Full disclosure on my part, I have purchased one pair of compression socks and was given one pair of compression sleeves for my calves. I have used both of these items multiple times, but I’ve never used any other form of compression gear.

Wearing Compression Gear Flying Home After the Blue Ridge Marathon

Wearing Compression Gear Flying Home After the Blue Ridge Marathon

Now that I’ve cleared the air.

In my experience, when it comes to running performance, Read more

Compression Gear for Runners

Compression Gear for Runners: Does It Really Do Anything?

A few weeks ago, I was joined on the podcast by Teal Burrell.

We had a great chat, and one of the things that we talked about was the fact that she has written some articles looking at some of the different trends in the running world and the science behind them.

One of the the articles we touched on during our conversation was the increased prevalence of compression gear for runners, from socks to sleeves to tights and a whole lot more, and what said compression gear actually does (or doesn’t do) for runners.

I loved her article, and I think many of you guys will enjoy reading it as well, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Compression Gear for Runners

Image from the Original Article, via Outside Online

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After a Long Run

Quick Tip: What to Do the Week After a Long Run

One of the most overlooked aspects of distance running is what you should do the week or so after a really long run.

After a Long Run

After racing, there are a couple of standard answers.

There is the reverse taper technique, where you basically take the next 10-14 days and do the exact opposite that you did during your taper. Lots of stretching, and easy run here and there, hydrate like crazy, and after a couple of weeks you can get back to training for your next race.

Then there is the idea (that I think is bullocks, by the way) that you should take the same number of days off after a race as the number of miles run. So for a half, you take 13 days off. For a full, 26.

No way.

I’ll take a few days off after a full, but I’m not taking almost 4 weeks off.

So I guess, almost by default, that makes me much more of a reverse taper guy. And I’m ok with that.

But what do you do after a long run (maybe your longest ever) during your training for a race? Read more

Did You Witness History in the Making?

Last night was a first for me. I put on my first ever live webinar. I spent an hour or so, chatting with runners and answering questions in a very relaxed and laid back environment.

DizRuns.com Presents...-3

Was it perfect? Hell no!

Was it a success? Absolutely! Read more