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Achilles Bother You? Here’s What To Do

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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 [...]

10-Step Recovery Plan For Austin Half/Marathoners

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This isn't exactly a newsflash, but marathons aren't just tough to run. 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. If you finished the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, congratulations.

Running, High Mileage and the Fertility Question

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Many running couples who are trying to have children can’t help but wonder whether running can reduce a couple’s ability to conceive. It’s a logical question. After all, running can be quite stressful and stress [...]

The 10 Commandments of Healthy Running

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Regardless of your ability, speed or body shape, the greatest challenge almost all runners face—especially beginners—is staying healthy. By the very nature of the aerobic benefits running provides, we are certainly healthier than our sedentary [...]

Abdominal Strength Leads to Better Form and Endurance

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To runners, a strong, rock hard six-pack means more than just looking good on the beach. Healthy, well-constructed abdominal muscles are essential for effective distance running. Strong abdominals are important because they help provide good [...]

Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

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How many times have you heard this one? “If you keep up with all that running you do, it’s going to ruin your knees.” Typically, such advice is from some well-meaning, non-runner who knows as [...]

Injuries Suck: 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Spring

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Injuries are an unfortunate part of the running life. They just are. Either because of training errors, poor biomechanics, improper shoe selection or numerous other variables, nearly every runner gets injured at one time or [...]

Coming Back To Running After An Injury

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A fact in nearly every runner’s life, is that at some point he or she will suffer a running-related injury. Fortunately, such injuries are rarely serious. Unfortunately, they are often serious enough to temporarily derail [...]

The Mental Road to Recovery

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I’ve always maintained that the hardest aspect of running isn't the long, hot miles or the hard, tough races. Nope, the toughest part of running...is not running. And yet, one of the cruel realities of [...]