Category: 10K

Calf Strain

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A tear in the calf muscle, often referred to as a pulled calf, occurs when the muscle is stretched beyond its limit from sudden overloading of the muscles during speedwork, hill running or running on uneven trails. Symptoms can vary significantly but usually involve a sudden sharp pain at the...

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Are You An Unbalanced Runner?

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Most people think runners are unbalanced. Despite what your mental state might be, your body may not be in complete alignment. Structural or muscular imbalance can lead to injury and pain. The area most affected by structural imbalance that can have a big effect on your running is your pelvis....

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Is Knee Injury Inevitable?

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By Dr. Steve Jonas & Dr. Jon DeGorter Many runners at some point find themselves dealing with knee pain. Injury may seem an inevitable part of running especially at longer distances, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common running injuries. Runner’s knee is pain around the...

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Foot Drills

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Adapted from original by Dr. Russ Ebbets, DC Running is a ground contact sport. The foot must sustain 7x the body weight while running and up to 20x body weight in jumping activities. This micro trauma, repeated thousands of times, can lead to overuse injuries. According to the Rice study...

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Nutrition Before & After Training

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Proper nourishment before and after exercising helps you get the most out of your workout and prevent injury. How much protein and carbs does a runner need? Protein Protein needs for athletes is essential for muscle and tissue repair, muscle growth and regulation of metabolism. A long distance runner needs...

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