Steps to Marathon Recovery

Steps to Marathon Recovery
Congratulations on completing your marathon. Whether it be your first or fifteenth, it’s always a great feeling to run or … crawl across that finish line.  You did what a lot of people cannot do, run 26.2 miles!! Now you must be having problems going up and down stairs, walking fast, whole...

Running After Being Sick

Running After Being Sick
Runners are not supermen or superwomen.  We are all prone to the outdoor elements.  If you run outdoors during the winter or fall seasons it is especially easy to get sick if you don’t wear the proper clothing.   I accidentally wore shorts and a sleeveless shirt when it was about 8c outside. ...

Foot Pain Under Toes

Foot Pain Under Toes
A few days ago I started to experience soreness under my toes while running.  One day it was on my right foot and another day it was my left.  If you are experiencing the same pain you’re not the only one.  You feel tingling pain under your toes and feels like your grabbing the ground too hard,...

Prevent blisters while running

Blisters are never fun when you’re running.  When I was running the NYC Marathon and just passing over the Queensboro Bridge at Mile 15,  I felt a huge water blister forming on my right pinky toe and a smaller one on my left pinky toe.  Funny as it sounds, I had a hard time making left or right...

Stretching for runners

As a runner, it’s hard to get into the routine of stretching before and after runs.  I know lots of young runners who just go run without any stretching and say there is nothing wrong with their body afterwards but they don’t see the effects of their negligence now.  Runners who choose...

Proper running form

If you’ve experienced sharp shoulder pains after running, have muscle pains at the front and back of your shoulder or your arms are extremely tired after a long run, these could all be indicators of bad running form.  It is important to maintain good running form to prevent injury and ensure...

Best running surfaces for your feet

Best part of running is that you can take your running shoes anywhere and go for a run.   If you run outdoors the only thing that changes is the running surfaces and not all surfaces are the best for you.   From the softness of the ground to uneven trails, they all make a different impact on your...

When should I replace my running shoes?

There are many variables to account for when deciding when to change your running shoes.  It depends on your weight, height, what surfaces you run on, how fast you run, how you land, etc.  On average it is recommended to replace your running shoes every 300-400 miles or every year.   Your favourite...

Treat and Prevent shin splints

Treat and Prevent shin splints
If you are new to running you will definitely get shin splints.   Shin splints are when your shins are in pain. If you are just increasing your mileage to build up your base runs, shin splints are bound to happen.   These are some tips that will help treat shin splints: Walk on your toes and then...

Cause of shin splints when running

Cause of shin splints when running
When you first start out running, you will most likely endure the most common pain that every runner experiences at least once in their running career.   What are the causes of shin splints and how to treat it? Shin splints are usually associated with sports that involves a lot of running.  It’s...