Exhausted Runner? Running Fatigue Explained + 7 Common Causes

It’s completely normal and expected to feel tired after running a hard workout, long run, or race. Running is a physically demanding form of exercise, so nearly every runner is acquainted with feeling fatigued after running at one point or another. But, what happens when fatigue from running lingers? What if you’re a chronically exhausted … Read more

Side Stitch Won’t Go Away? Here Are 9 Likely Causes + Solutions

Have you ever been running, feeling great and enjoying the workout, when suddenly it strikes: a terrible side stitch. Just seconds before, you felt like passers by could potentially mistake you for an elite marathoner, and now you’re nearly doubling over in sharp pain. Side stitches can be surprisingly debilitating and uncomfortable, and although they tend … Read more

Do You Have Exercise Addiction? 6 Signs You’re Addicted To Exercise

You’ve undoubtedly heard of behavioral addictions and perhaps even known of someone who has suffered from or is presently suffering from one, or maybe you are worried that you are suffering from one.  But can exercise addiction be considered an actual problem or addiction? Do people truly suffer from workout addiction, where they just can’t … Read more

Tight Shins When Running? Here’s 8 Reasons Why + How To Resolve It

Almost every runner is familiar with shin splints, whether they have personally suffered through the condition themselves at one time or another or they have a fellow running buddy who has. Tight shins when running is unfortunately common, particularly among beginner runners, but there are plenty of experienced runners who find themselves battling tight shins … Read more

Hip Pain After Running? Here Are 9 Likely Causes And How To Fix It

One of the most frequent (and irritating) questions that runners field from their non-running friends and family members is, “How do you do all that running without hurting your knees?” Fortunately, despite the common myth that running is bad for your knees, most runners can confidently report that their knees are fine. With that said, … Read more

10 Knee Strengthening Exercises For Runners to Stay Strong + Run Long

As runners, we know very well indeed that we need to take extra-special care of our knees. We need to ensure ourselves we don’t run into chronic pain or overuse injuries that may put us on the sidelines from training for a while, as we all know that is a runner’s absolute worst nightmare.  Even … Read more

Foot Pain After Running?: 12 Likely Causes And How To Fix It

The foot is one of the most complex structures in the human body. It is an intricate arrangement of 33 joints, 26 bones, and over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments that work together to absorb impact forces, support your weight, and propel your body forward when you walk and run. Damage to any of … Read more

Running With Plantar Fasciitis: 12 Tips To Treat It With Success & Keep Training

There’s little more concerning to a runner than a little niggle on a run. You ice it when you get home, maybe stretch the muscles in the surrounding area, and hope that everything is back to normal for your run the next day. But what happens when the pain doesn’t go away? You now have … Read more

The 11 Best Shin Stretches For Runners

If you’re a runner, you’ve most likely felt pain or soreness in your shins at some point or another. Whether you’ve felt it when you first began to run, increased your volume a bit too quickly, or wore your running shoes for a few miles too many before replacing them, it’s probably happened.  According to … Read more

Should You Workout When Sore? + 7 Tips For Productive Training

Growth happens under stress—as long as you recover well. That’s a rule in life—and in exercise. When you challenge your body in new ways, it breaks down a little bit and becomes sore. When it has time to heal, it builds back stronger. This process begs the question: should you workout when sore? If you … Read more

5 Causes Of Foot Pain From Running: Why Do My Feet Hurt When I Run?

Your feet play a starring role in your running. They withstand force up to three times your body weight with each step and trigger the propulsion that moves you forward. It’s no wonder runners often suffer from foot pain from running.  Your feet are also very complex featuring 26 bones and an intricate network of … Read more

Shoulder Pain When Running: 4 Common Injuries + Prevention Tips 

When running, you can expect to feel some aches and pains, but usually, you don’t expect them in your upper body. However, shoulder pain when running is actually common.  After all, running is a full-body exercise, and when you’re running, you’re not only swinging your legs, you are swinging your arms and shoulders, too. While … Read more