Body Care, Mobility, and Recovery with Alex Ellis

Faster recovery is intoxicating to runners because it means we can then train harder (and get faster!). But how can we boost our recovery abilities?

Child Running

Last year, I became fascinated (though not entirely surprised by) a study that claimed …

Two Surprising Prevention Strategies from Two Pro Athletes

The first 11 years of my running career had me constantly battling foot injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and a chronic SI joint problem.

No wonder I’m biased toward injury prevention!

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

After years of …

The Truth About Static Stretching for Runners

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

static stretching example

But it’s time to confront the conventional wisdom that runners need static stretching, especially before a run.

We …

Do Runners Really Need a Foam Roller?

The foam roller is a trusted companion to runners everywhere. But are we using a foam roller correctly? And are they necessary at all?

How to Use a Foam Roller

Flashback to 1998: I just started running. Smart watches were a fantastical sci-fi dream and …

Is a Running Form Analysis Right For You?

You’ve probably heard about running form analysis or know someone who has been through it. But do you know what it is exactly, or if you can benefit?

Running Form

Let’s be clear from the start about what it’s not: Going …

Is a Standing Desk the Fix for Prolonged Sitting?

When I first started running, I couldn’t finish a 3-mile run and was sore for two weeks. Was running supposed to make your legs feel like they went through a meat grinder?!

Jason Finish Line

Me, feeling like my legs were put …

How a Physical Therapist (and 2:24 Marathoner) Prevents Injuries

Inside information is often a key competitive advantage. When it comes to the stock market, that advantage is so large it’s even illegal!

Verrelle Wyatt Physical Therapy

But when it comes to running, inside information isn’t illegal or even frowned upon. In fact, …

Yoga for Runners with Yogi Sage Rountree

Long gone are the days when yoga was practiced only by the fringe. Now, it’s used by the best athletes around the world to improve their performances.

Yoga for Runners

But is yoga for runners a different experience than yoga for everyone …

How Tamanna Cured IT Band Pain by Committing to the Process

Can you imagine having IT band pain for months when running, going up stairs, and even walking? Here’s how one runner healed her ITBS pain and is now running stronger than ever.

Tamanna IT Band Pain

Tamanna after her longest run ever –

Mark Cucuzzella, MD on A Comprehensive Injury Prevention Plan

Running injuries are the bane of every runner. Can you just imagine how you’d feel if you were strong enough to prevent more injuries?

Mark Cucuzzella Running

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella running in a pair of minimalist running shoes

Well, it’s not some …