Injury Prevention for Runners
Injury prevention should be a top goal for every runner as it allows you to run more consistently (plus, injuries aren’t any fun!). Preventing an overuse injury can be done with smart training or the right rehabilitative or prevention exercises. When you prioritize injury prevention, you prioritize your longevity in this sport.
Read an article below to learn more about injury prevention! And for the most detailed, step-by-step program, see Injury Prevention for Runners.
Tweet Of the dozens of questions I get every week, the most common is How do I return to running after an injury? Because injuries are (unfortunately) so abundant – and as runners we love to run – I’m not surprised I get this so frequently. But it’s also exceptionally complex. I always have even more […]
Tweet Do you have muscle imbalances? Spoiler alert: of course you do! In fact, we all do. Nobody is perfectly symmetrical. We may have a dominant leg, strike the ground harder with one foot, pronate more with one leg, or lean slightly to one particular side. It’s normal – it’s human. And it doesn’t necessarily mean […]
Tweet For the last five years, I haven’t had a serious running injury. Until recently - when I injured my Achilles tendon by making a slew of poor training decisions… This was a real injury. Not just the very beginning of an injury that a day off and an aggressive treatment approach will fix. Or a sore or […]
Tweet The day is finally here: Injury Prevention for Runners is now available! After two years of research…. Nearly every running book consulted… Exhaustive testing on myself, hundreds of other runners, and comparisons with other “expert” advice… Today I’m thrilled to finally release a program that has literally been years in the making. Over a year ago […]
Tweet There’s something I haven’t told you: treating my IT band syndrome didn’t just revolve around the ITB Rehab Routine. Effective IT band syndrome treatment is much more involved than doing a 10 minute strength routine a few times a week. Sure, this routine was instrumental in getting me healthy. And it’s helped literally thousands of other […]
Tweet Last fall, I opened a special 1-on-1 coaching program to a small group of runners who were frustrated with injuries. For six intensive weeks, they received coaching material with one goal: to prevent injuries and finally get them healthy. It included: Strategies and coaching lessons that actually prevent injuries (not this absurd advice) All new strength […]
Tweet 2014 is the Year of Injury Free Running. And this month, I’m focusing entirely on injury prevention, publishing more than ever on the blog and my email list. Earlier this week I showed you why you’re injured, with specific examples of downright dangerous prevention advice. When I read suggestions on the web to Run less! […]
Tweet Over the last several years, I’ve been on a mission to learn the most effective training for runners – so I can help runners like you race faster, get stronger, and stay healthy. I received my coaching education from USA Track & Field – and earned a near perfect score on the test. I’ve […]
Tweet Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be YOURS – are you ready? Every January I like to reflect on the annual highlights and set goals for the next 12 months. And 2013 was our best year ever. How do I know? Well, I judge these things by the accomplishments of the runners that I […]
Tweet A few weeks ago I had a haunting conversation with a runner about his injury problems. As he went on about his ITBS… Achilles problems… ankle pain… and even more injuries, I started feeling really bad for this guy. He was clearly dealing with a lot of injuries and was frustrated that they just kept piling […]