Training

Dinged Up? How To Run Through A Minor Injury

Dinged Up? How To Run Through A Minor Injury

Just about every runner who trains consistently and with some degree of intensity will suffer some type of injury. The stress of training and the repetitive nature of the sport makes it almost inevitable that somewhere along the way you will injure a body part, usually a running muscle.

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Forefoot Pain? You May Have A Neuroma

Forefoot Pain? You May Have A Neuroma

Do you have forefoot pain? Does the area right under your toes—especially the big toe–get sore after running? If it does, you already know this is not very pleasant.

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Running Shoe Rotation: Do You Need More Than One Pair?

Running Shoe Rotation: Do You Need More Than One Pair?

One of the most common pearls of wisdom experienced runners have for newbies is that you absolutely do need to buy at least two or three pair of running shoes to train effectively. Many veteran runners advocate just that and have closets full of shoes as proof, but the question remains: Do you really need more than one pair of good running shoes?

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What To Look for in Summer Running Shorts

What To Look for in Summer Running Shorts

Granted, it’s still technically winter but the high in Austin today is 91 and it sure feels a lot like summer. That means a lot of things to different people, but it also means it’s high time to get some new running shorts for the spring and summer heat.

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How To Maximize Lunchtime Running: Four Key Workouts

How To Maximize Lunchtime Running: Four Key Workouts

For so many busy, on-the-go runners, just about the only time we have to get our run in during the work week is during our lunch hour. It isn’t a lot of time, but if that’s all you have, you have to make the most of it.

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Get Faster Faster

Get Faster Faster

Every runner wants to run faster. Sure you do. Even if you’re just trying to finish races and not set any speed records, you still want to run as fast as fast as you can. Everyone does. But, there are really only two basic ways to run faster: You can increase the length of your stride and cover more ground or you can increase the number of strides you take.

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The Importance of Adequate Rest and Recovery

The Importance of Adequate Rest and Recovery

It used to be that whenever you saw a doctor for a running injury—no matter how minor–the prescription was almost always the same: Stop running! If something is bothering you, then you stop, right?

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Spring Racing Season Starts Soon; Six Favorites

Spring Racing Season Starts Soon; Six Favorites

Now that marathon season is—finally–over and done with in Central Texas, we can turn our attention to shorter spring races. With all that hard-fought fitness in the bank after months of long runs, the shorter races are a good way to work on speed and leg turnover. Fortunately, we have a well-established circuit of several high-caliber races.

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Lessons Learned: What A Stud Taught A Pud

Lessons Learned: What A Stud Taught A Pud

I consider myself a very lucky guy. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to run with some of the world’s greatest runners from Olympic gold medalist icons like Herb Elliott and Rosa Mota to American heroes such as Bill Rodgers, Meb Keflezighi, Steve Scott and Alberto Salazar. I’ve learned something from every one of them. But there’s one great runner who I ran with many years ago who has always stood out for me. That man is Rob de Castella.

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How To Prevent and Treat Shin Splint Pain

How To Prevent and Treat Shin Splint Pain

Shin splints are an insidious injury that most often targets and frustrates many beginning runners. It’s a tough injury that can result in such soreness and even pain that many newbies—particularly young runners–are forced to abandon running.

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How To Recover This Week From Austin Marathon or Half

How To Recover This Week From Austin Marathon or Half

Marathons aren’t just tough to run and get through the 26.2 miles. It’s tough to recover from one too. A marathon pushes the body to the max and stresses every part of your system and structure.

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The Importance of Sports Massage

The Importance of Sports Massage

Massage has been around forever. Even the Greeks used some type of massage. Runners have known about its practicality and benefits for decades, but, until the past years, it seemed sports massage was only available for the elite athletes.

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