I work in a clinic that focuses on sports injuries and therefore have the ability to see lots of athletes day in and out. I work diligently to help improve outcomes in patients by continuing to learn about musculoskeletal issues. All of my continuing education is concentrated on musculoskeletal issues. I also study competitors, their [...]
If you suffer from a baffling series of overuse running injuries, there often is a root cause, other than the usual overtraining, bad shoes, too much racing syndrome. One of the most common conditions that plague runners is something called leg-length discrepancies. In short, the lengths of your legs are unequal. One is longer than the other. For most people, this isn’t necessarily a problem. But for a runner it often is because of the repeated stress that is placed on the lower legs. If one leg is shorter (or longer), the stress is not equally distributed and injuries are often the result.
If you were paying more attention during science class than I was, you know the air we breathe contains more than just oxygen. There are all sorts of gases in our air—some necessary for life and others that are deadly in certain doses.
started running again about 3 years ago and I’ve been mostly injury free as I trained to run a 5k and have since worked myself up to running half marathons. I’ve done three of them and my times are pretty flat at around 2 hours, even though my mileage has gone up. What can I do to get faster beyond increasing my mileage while not putting myself at risk of injury?
If you’re anything like most experienced runners, you’ve probably run through your share of pain. Basically, unless an appendage actually falls off of your body during a run, you keep going. You’ve heard it a million times…pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. However, that “something is wrong” can mean anything [...]
This month's question came from a 52 Year Old Man who asked me: "I'm wondering when I should start thinking about trading in my racing flats for something with a little more…velcro?" Not so fast! Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you have to give up running and join an aquaerobics class. However, [...]
Editorial Note: The views and opinions expressed within this article are those of the author and are not necessarily shared by TexasRunningPost.com ownership. That great Yoga Class you attended today during lunch - it was probably a bad idea. Everybody knows that stretching is great for runners...right? Yes! Annnnnnnnd No. Chances are, since you are [...]
My name is Dr. Kim Davis, the Founder of RunLab, and I have been asked to start a monthly contribution to Texas Running Post. I'm an endurance athlete first and a sports medicine practitioner when I'm not on my bike or running the trails. It's my hope that you will connect with me on our [...]