Can You Run After A Knee Replacement? 5 Expert Tips To Get Back To Running

Nearly every runner has found themselves defending the well-meaning words of caution from a loved one: “Running is bad for your knees!”  The concern that running will damage your knees has persisted for years, despite the fact that research has shown that marathoners and long-distance runners may have healthier knees than sedentary age-matched peers. However, … Read more

Running With Allergies: 10 Tips To Help You Enjoy Seasonal Running

After a long winter of bundling up and trudging through sloppy miles on slushy and snowy roads during cold, dark mornings, there’s nothing more invigorating and enticing to a runner than the prospect of enjoying warm spring runs.  The springtime lighting is beautiful, whether you’re an early morning runner or hit the roads or trails … Read more

6 Ways To Stop A Toenail Falling Off From Running

Some say it’s a badge of honor for any runner. Others shudder in disgust. Whichever camp you fall in, if you’ve ever had a toenail falling off running, you’ve experienced the unfortunate situation referred to as runner’s toenail. A survey of 719 trail runners found that toenail injuries were actually the most commonly reported injuries … Read more

Running With Flat Feet + 8 Tips On How To Run With Flat Feet

Runners tend to like to control things about their training and fitness. Fortunately, a great deal of our progress and performance as runners is indeed in our control. How far we run, what speed workouts we do, whether or not we strength train regularly, how attuned we are to our body’s need for a rest … 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

Running While Sick: How-To Guide + 5 Tips For Ultimate Health

One of the best things about running is the ability to exercise and be happily active year-round with few limitations on conditions, gear, or time of day. But what happens when you are ready for your run and start feeling crummy? Is running while sick a viable option? What if you wake up with a … Read more

Stomach Pain After Running? Here Are 12 Possible Causes + Fixes

We often think of musculoskeletal injuries like shin splints and IT band syndrome when we think of pain after running, but many runners also deal with various types of stomach pain after running.  While not typically a running injury per se, stomach pain while running or after a workout can still significantly compromise your training … Read more

Running With Asthma: 12 Tips For Running Safely And Successfully

If you have asthma, you’re likely familiar with the fact that exercise can potentially exacerbate your symptoms. What can be confusing for people with asthma is that healthcare providers and medical literature often recommend exercise to reduce the severity of the condition, yet running with asthma can sometimes cause a notable worsening of symptoms such … Read more

Running With Bunions: Causes, Prevention + 9 Helpful Tips To Ease The Pain

Almost every runner has dealt with sore or achy feet at one time or another. In fact, according to research evaluating the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries in runners, anywhere from 5.7% to 39.3% of runners experience foot injuries.  From blisters to plantar fasciitis, bruised toenails to extensor tendonitis, foot maladies are among the most common … Read more

Running After COVID-19: How To Safely Get Back In The Game

Unfortunately, despite the increasing availability of the vaccine, many people are still getting the coronavirus (COVID-19). While running and being fit can potentially help prevent complications and respiratory symptoms severe enough to land you in the hospital, running isn’t in and of itself a guaranteed shield from getting COVID-19. Even if you take good care … Read more

Feeling Bloated After Running? 7 Possible Causes + Solutions

Running can be tough on the gut and digestive tract. From side stitches and cramps to the dreaded runner’s trots, there are quite a few stomach and intestinal maladies that can crop up and threaten to spoil a run. Although fewer runners seem to openly discuss the issue, feeling bloated after running is also quite … Read more

Is Overtraining Actually Just Undereating? Here’s The Compelling New Evidence

The term ‘Overtraining‘ is often misunderstood. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it just means training too hard, but in reality, it’s much more complicated than that. Overtraining is a physiological state caused by an excess accumulation of physiological, psychological, emotional, environmental and chemical stress. Crucially, it’s impacted strongly by how much you eat. And … Read more

Runner’s Feet: The 5 Most Common Injuries, and Foot Care For Runners

Injury prevention for runner’s feet doesn’t start and end with good shoes. There’s so much more you can do.  Sure, the right running shoes are hugely important. As the only thing between you and the unforgiving ground, they need to be built to take a pounding.  But if that were all it took to keep … Read more

Overtraining – Here Are The 8 Signs and 7 Strategies To Beat It

Overtraining is a real risk for athletes, both professional and weekend warriors. For most of us, trying to fit in your running training around your work, family, and other commitments can be very challenging. Unfortunately, this can lead to some runners searching for shortcuts to improvements in their fitness and perhaps consistently choosing fast interval … Read more