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The occurrence of injuries among distance runners is high, and serious runners are always looking for insights as to why these injuries occur and how they can be prevented. There are some common factors among runners with high injury rates, as well as proven strategies to prevent them.
When planning a weekly running format, there are some key questions to ask yourself before filling in the calendar.
Returning to training after having a baby is not as simple as getting the ok from your OB at your six-week visit. Your body, no matter how your new bundle of joy came into this world, has just been through a musculoskeletal marathon and it needs the proper time to recover.
Strength training can improve your running economy and reduce your ground contact time, helping you become a faster, more efficient runner. Learn what you can do to improve your running form and stay injury free.
Whether you’re training for your first marathon or trying to set a new PR, it’s important to make sure you are strength training in addition to running.
Cryotherapy exposes a part of the body or the entire body to extremely cold temperatures for a short period of time in order to encourage healing and decrease pain. Whether it is helpful will generally depend on the timeline of your injury.
Whether you are a first-time marathoner or an experienced distance runner, the heat and humidity can pose a great challenge. Follow these tips from HSS physical therapist Jaclyn Graff to keep your training on track.
Finding and running in the right running shoe can make or break your training cycle. Shoe wear is a very hot topic, as there are many different brands, types, and fads that come in and out of the running community.
Visualization is a powerful mental strategy for performance. There are a few important things to remember when we use this strategy to make it most effective.
There’s nothing worse than training hard for a race and feeling prepared, only to stress over nagging aches and pains that arrive leading up to race day—but dealing with these concerns doesn’t necessarily mean missing the race.
Plantar fasciitis—irritation of the plantar fascia—can be a debilitating foot condition for a runner. Learn how to treat it with tips from Hospital for Special Surgery physical therapist Dan Gardner.
Being sidelined by an injury is extremely frustrating. Knowing that you will be back for race day is helpful; however, managing the anxiety while you are rehabbing can be extremely taxing on one's psyche.
With busy schedules, it’s sometimes hard to fit a run in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be efficient in the time you have.
Your multi-day racing approach should depend on the order of the races and your goal for each race, says Hospital for Special Surgery physical therapist Michelle Yang.
When training time is limited, often we just want to do what we love—running! But it’s important to develop a plan to keep you on the road for years to come.