5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

5 Signs of a Running Injury: Is It Running Pain or Discomfort?

If you’ve never run before, the sport itself might look a bit painful. After all, it’s hard to imagine that the repetitive pounding of running can feel very good. And while this pounding may not be as damaging as one might expect, it’s important for runners to be aware of the difference between running pain … Read More

7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

7 Ways to Make the Most of Rest and Recovery Days

With so much emphasis placed on improvement, progress and never giving up, it can often be hard to settle down when it’s time for a rest day. We know that just about any training plan involves some off days, but when we try to recover, we often feel as if we are just being lazy … Read More

6 Full Body Balance Exercises for Runners

6 Full Body Balance Exercises for Runners

Most runners understand the importance of completing strength training exercises. We schedule in weekly sessions filled with squats, lunges, clamshells, stretches, foam rolling and so much more. But most runners unknowingly overlook balance exercises when planning their weekly workouts. Balance training is important for athletes of all kinds, including runners. While it may not seem … Read More

The Best Exercises to Find and Fix Muscle Imbalances

The Best Exercises to Find and Fix Muscle Imbalances

As a runner, you’ve no doubt experienced some random, nagging pains when you least expected them. Sometimes it’s a hot spot in your calf, foot, hip or even your shoulder. More often than not, we brush these pains off as a frustration that will go away in due time. But what if these pains are … Read More

Foot Pain after Running: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Foot Pain after Running: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

If you’ve been running for any length of time, even just a few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that running leads to quite a few aches and pains. Whether it’s just the soreness you feel after a hard run, or that dull ache in you knee that never seems to go away, we become way more … Read More

10 Best Lower Body Stretches for Runners

10 Best Lower Body Stretches for Runners

If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the importance of stretching after a run. Post run stretching will speed up recovery and help your body recover more fully. Even so, despite all the recommendations it can be hard to motivate yourself to stretch after already spending so much … Read More