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
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!
Achilles Tendinopathy Anyone who runs knows a little bit about or has heard of Achilles tendinopathy. It is a frustrating over-load induced injury. Different factors contribute to tendinopathy. The site of irritation may be a clue, as insertional tendinopathy is commonly viewed as a compressive overload injury where midportion is viewed as a tensile overload injury. … Continue reading My Toil With Achilles Tendinopathy
Overstride As I outlined in my previous post, overstriding is a major contributor to knee pain and poor economy. I want to highlight some exercises and running form drills that you can incorporate into your training, to help prevent your overstride. Hernan Pinera Look Forward Not Down. As we run, where we look has an impact on … Continue reading How To Fix Your Overstride