In the running community we have all heard of shin splints. This is the generic term for a condition (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) that gives pain along the shin. Like the Achilles or plantar fascia, shin splints is one of the most annoying injuries to pick up and one I’ve suffered from in the past. … Continue reading Shin Splints
This is a question I am often asked when dealing with hamstring injuries. My typical answer is, “it depends”. Some of the questions I ask are as follows Was there a particular incident that led to a pain in your hamstring? Is it something that gradually came on over time? Do you have a history … Continue reading Can I Run With a Sore Hamstring
With a lot of us working from home or minding kids we find ourselves having a bit more time to exercise. This is a great opportunity to create some new goals. People who normally frequent gyms are now running roads and trails they have never done so before. Motivation to exercise or run can be … Continue reading New Goals
With social distancing and having to stay home from work, a lot of people find themselves struggling to fill their day. The societal shift over the last few decades towards inadvertent overparenting and the over reliance on technology, has led many parents having to entertain their kids or let tablets, etc. do it for them. … Continue reading Social Distancing – Back to Basics
ScenarioAlan is 36 years of age and liked to keep fit by doing some running and gym work. However, for over a decade he has had back issues and suffered from pain in his left shin, he would also experience low energy levels and tire very quickly. Understandably, this severely curtailed his ability to run … Continue reading Case Study – Shin Pain
Lactate/Lactic Acid Most of us who run have felt that burning sensation in our legs during the end of a heavy tempo session, or a few repeats from finishing a session of 400's. You're urging your legs to keep going despite the very obvious slow down in pace. The session finishes and you walk off … Continue reading Lactic Acid or Rather Lactic Build Up
Running - Older But Faster! Running began for me as a young child. I fell into it, I was a boxer first, but through my training I discovered that I was a fairly good runner too. I was one of those athletes of decent ability who fell through the cracks during college, which led to … Continue reading Running – Older But Faster!
Marathon tips - Do's & Don'ts The Dublin City Marathon is happening this week. Thousands are expected to take the the streets of Dublin, some hoping to make a certain time, while others will just want to finish. No matter which camp you belong to these Marathon Top Tips will help you keep on track and make … Continue reading Marathon Tips – Do’s & Don’ts
Marathon Week - How to manage your thoughts & feelings Marathon week is probably the hardest week of all the weeks leading up to the race. This is the time when you starting doubting yourself, feel niggles, thinking your legs are heavy and have a general lack of energy. The upshot of this is, its … Continue reading Marathon Week
Aerobic base An aerobic base is the cornerstone of any running related sport. You cannot build a sound physical condition without a sound aerobic base. The natural progression of movement from birth is to roll, crawl, walk, run. Endurance sports are no different. Weather you play football, soccer, hurling, running, triathlon, tennis, it is irrelevant. The basis for … Continue reading Build Your Aerobic Base!