My Training Plan Got Me Injured – What Now? – 30 Minute Runner

If you’ve been following my 30 Minute Runner experiment, you know that I wanted to see how fast I could race a 5k with only 30 minutes of running per day.  In order to give myself the best chance to succeed, I decided to jump right into high intensity interval training workouts to help improve […]

RunnersConnect: My New Runners Knee Battleplan – 30 Minute Runner

If you haven’t been following the saga of my battle with runners knee, here is a brief recap. Last month, I decided to see whether I could run a decent 5k on only 30 minutes of running per day.  My plan was to use high intensity interval training, including the 10-20-30 workout, to maximize my […]

Strengthening Hips and Glutes to Treat Runner’s Knee – 30 Minute Runner

So there is good news to report on the injury front.  After taking two days off, I was able to run on Thursday without much pain. I took it pretty easy and paid close attention to my knee to ensure that there was no irritation.  I also tried to keep away from hills and tried […]

Sprained Ankle Treatment – H.E.M. Ankle Rehab System

What is the best sprained ankle treatment? The most common treatment is to rest the ankle as much as possible and put a bag of crushed ice on it for 10-15 minutes at a time. The problem is that this technique really does not work that well. I have had many sprained ankles in my […]

It’s okay to take a break: the importance of rest days for running performance

When you are in the swing of a training program, it can be very difficult to convince yourself to take a rest day. It seems to be human nature to think that more training, no matter how you feel, will equal faster running times. This line of thinking can destroy any chance of reaching your […]

New study shows toll that ultramarathons take on the body

A recent study of ultramarathon runners shows how common injuries are among runners who race more than 26.2 miles. The results, which come from the fittingly named ULTRA (Ultrarunners Longitudinal TRAcking) Study, include the health data and running experiences of 1212 ultramarathon runners who had recently completed an ultramarathon. Of that total, 933 reported some […]