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Running Injury Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Injury.

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

11 Most Common Training Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Whether you enjoy tennis, swimming or Pilates, unfortunately, there is an injury for you. Pilates has lower back injuries, runners get runner's knee and then there's tennis elbow—all common injuries many fitness enthusiasts have experie...  Read more

Protecting Your Joints During Exercise

Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your j...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

How to Run with Proper Form and Technique

Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop...  Read more

I'm starving. Running all over NYC today. Relying
Updated 8/23/2016 1:39:59 PM

I'm starving. Running all over NYC today. Relying on 1 Kind Bar, Fiber One bar, coffee, and 2 bananas. Any thoughts on healthy, travel friendly, low sugar, high protein snacks. Other than nuts and dried fruit. Anyone?...  Read more

Last night's run was good, but I realized I am nev
Updated 8/23/2016 9:13:08 AM

Last night's run was good, but I realized I am never going to make progress during all this business travel if I don't starting counting my calories. So let's see how this goes....  Read more

Today I could have went outside and run, it was su
Updated 8/23/2016 3:08:00 AM

Today I could have went outside and run, it was sunny but I played video games instead... At least I ate healty... Will do better tomorrow....  Read more

I usually go work out in the morning, run a mile a
Updated 8/22/2016 10:42:02 PM

I usually go work out in the morning, run a mile and go(i know, i gotta do more!) but tomorrow im going in the evening... Dont know how i feel about it.... Going to do 60mins of elliptical as this wonderful app suggest😁❤wish me luck...  Read more

#run. I run with the 5 k app but when I run my shi
Updated 8/22/2016 8:36:28 PM

#run. I run with the 5 k app but when I run my shins hurt really bad for about 3 days I think it is shin splints but what can I do for them not to hurt...  Read more

When Injured, Do the Right Thing

Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time...  Read more

Don't be afraid to make adjustments

In six months or so I've maintained, my weight has been stable in the 160-165 range. But my nutrition guidelines have varied by 25% based on my injury and exercise status. I've had calorie ranges from 2200-2550, up to 2900-3250. If I see the weigh...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Your Running Surface May Not be Responsible for Your Running Injury

As an avid reader on the topic of running, what I have discovered in reading over 80 books on this subject is that the theory of running injuries varies as far and wide as the number of books I have on my shelf. Some have gone so far as to blame the...  Read more

10 Tips for Injury-Free Training

The late-February morning sun was warming the crisp trail air, I had a clear view of the calm Little Miami River through the still-bare trees and I had just hit mile 4.5. Suddenly, my muscle starting tugging at me, a faint whisper that I could ignore...  Read more

Running Injury (and baby pics)

Actually it isn't so bad. After 5 months of steady training with no injuries and wondering what all the fuss was about, I managed to give myself bursitis of the hip from my race. I tried to ignore it and even though I told myself I was going to take...  Read more

Soccer, running, injury, gain, etc...

So kids vs parents soccer on Thursday was super fun - and a heck of a workout, even though I was a defender. I still tried to chase those little buggers around when they came my way. And I scored in a PK shootout! Wow! Friday morning I went for...  Read more