Preparing the Calves for Speed Workouts

Having a running blog can be a lot of fun when things are going well. It’s great to be able to talk about running accomplishments and exciting workouts completed. However, it can be a real drag when the injury bug hits and running becomes painful. This is why my blog postings have really fallen off […]

Postural Restoration Institute – Hope For My Running Injuries?

As a runner, is there anything worse than injuries? Good lord! As I’ve chronicled in my prior posts, I’m battling the dreaded injury bug on two fronts: (1) a nasty case of runner’s knee localized on my inner knee, and (2) a recurrence of a terrible upper back/trapezius pain that I mistakenly thought I had […]

Can Blowing Up a Balloon Decrease Back Pain?

As I stated in a prior post, I’ve recently started having some fairly serious upper back pain. The pain is localized in the upper trapezius area and flares up about 20-30 minutes into a run.  I have had this injury before and thought that I had it under control by doing some trapezius strengthening exercises […]

Want to Reduce Injury Risk? Increase Your Running Cadence

I ignored the knee pain when it first started – the pain was barely noticeable. It was probably just some phantom soreness after a hard run. I still wasn’t too concerned when I felt the pain again the next day during a run.  This time it was a bit more localized on my inner knee, […]

Trapezius Pain: A New Threat to My Running Goals

I apologize for not posting in a while.  To be honest, I’ve been really frustrated this past week about an injury situation that is threatening to derail my goals for 30 Minute Runner 2.0. Trapezius Pain as a Running Injury? If you’ve been following my prior posts, you know that I had originally scraped my […]

Running Tips Podcast Episode 005: How to Hydrate Before a Workout or Race

In order to maximize running performance, it is critical to drink enough fluids before a race or workout. But how much to drink?  It is obviously important to drink enough so that you don’t become dehydrated, but runners must also be careful about over hydrating. In this episode, Casey talks about the best way to […]