Shin Splints

Shin splints

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. […]

Can I Run With a Sore Hamstring

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 […]

New Goals

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 […]

Lactic Acid or Rather Lactic Build Up

Shin splints

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 […]

Running – Older But Faster!

Running - Older but Faster!

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 […]

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