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 [...]
There isn't a runner alive who hasn't suffered at one time or another from a simple ankle sprain. It is - by far - the most common injury that puts runners on the injury list. According to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, physicians see more than a million patients a year complaining of ankle sprains.
Achilles is one of the most famous names in Greek mythology—and the tendon named after him is one of the most important components in the group of muscles and bones that propels the runner. This tendon’s job is to drive the foot down and forward. There’s no record of whether Achilles was a runner, but [...]
Just about every runner who trains consistently and with any 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 suffer an injury. But fortunately, most running injuries are relatively minor and heal quickly. [...]