The Runner’s Guide to Stress Fractures: How to Diagnose, Prevent and Recover from a Fracture

If there’s any injury that’s stops runners dead in their tracks, it’s the feared stress fracture.

Runners and Stress FracturesIn this article, you’ll learn:

  • What is a stress fracture?
  • How to know if you have a stress fracture
  • How to prevent

The Mattock Dynamic Warm-up Routine Video Demonstration

Static stretching is OUT – and dynamic stretching is IN.

Matt Dynamic Warm-up Exercises

Long-time Strength Running readers know that I’m wary of static stretching. It can reduce performance and increase injury risk, while presenting few benefits to runners.

I cover this …

Rik’s Speedy IT Band Recovery: 7 Quick Lessons on How to Deal with Injuries

Rik is a runner who sets big goals – actually, ENORMOUS goals that most of us wouldn’t ever dream of imagining.

Rik Running Healthy

At the age of 40, Rik found that he was overweight and prioritized work over fitness. Like many …

How Pete Cured IT Band Syndrome after Months of Frustration… and Ran a Monster 5k PR

Today, I want you to meet Pete, a relatively new runner who improved his 5k from 21:30 to 17:37. Crazy, right?

Peter Running

This is one of the most inspiring success stories I’ve ever seen because Pete overcame so many challenges:…

6 Running Form Experts on Cues, Fixes, and Running Technique Changes

Ask any runner about running form and expect a different answer. The topic of running technique brings up countless questions:

  • Should I land on my midfoot or forefoot?
  • Is a heel strike really that bad?
  • Should ALL runners change

Curing IT Band Pain: 3 New Exercises to Treat Illiotibial Band Syndrome

The worst injury I ever had was a severe case of illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS). For six months, I suffered from constant IT band pain and didn’t run a step.

Illiotibial band syndrome

My fascination with this injury led me to develop …

How to Stock Your Home Gym for $102 or Less (Video)

My ideal home gym will have a top of the line stationary bike and an Alter-G treadmill. The cost? A cool $100,000.

But until I hit the lottery, I don’t have an extra hundred thousand dollars lying around to …

How to Prevent Shin Splints: Mike Young on Shin Splint Treatments, Causes, and Myths

In this article, you’ll learn how to prevent shin splints – even though it’s a tricky injury to treat.

Shin Splints

For a coach, shin splints are the most frustrating injury because there’s no definitive cause, treatment, or method of prevention.…

What advice would you give a new runner about running injuries?

Let’s talk about your support network. Do you have one? Do you have an inner circle of trusted runners you can reach out to for advice?

Race Front Runners

I’ve been fortunate to have had hundreds of teammates over my 8-year career …

Frustrated, Slow and Injured: How DeAnne Got Healthy And Ran a 22 Minute PR

Transforming the lives of runners is why I love this job. Hearing the successes of my athletes gets me up in the morning and excited to get to work.

DeAnne Half Marathon PR

Nearly every day my inbox is flooded with success stories