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Are You Over-Training?

As a psychology instructor, I lecture on the concept of burnout in relation to work. I can actually draw upon personal experiences with the phenomenon, as I worked for years at a job I initially loved, but grew to loathe. I would get the “Sunday night blues” thinking about work the next day, my stress […]

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Ten Injury Prevention Tips for Runners

As a relatively new runner, I vividly remember making nearly every mistake in the book. I went from my first 5K to my first marathon in one year and, despite reading everything running-related I could get my hands on, I still foolishly believed I could power through injuries. Now, as I’m training for my third […]

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How to ice small running injury

Running Quick Tip: An Easy Way To Apply Ice Small Area Running Injuries

Photo: Courtesy of When you need to apply ice to small, focused areas, like an achilles tendon or your knee, here’s a quick tip to help maintain direct contact between your skin and the injured area. One problem with ice packs is that, while these are OK for icing broad areas, they’re not ideal […]

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medi-dyne calf stretch

Running Stretches: Medi-Dyne ProStretch Calf Stretch

Running Stretches: Medi-Dyne ProStretch Calf Stretch Do you struggle with tight calf muscles, Achilles pain, or Plantar Fasciitis? If so, calf stretches are some of the best exercises for loosening calf muscles. They are a critical component of an overall flexibility program for runners. When combined with the seated calf stretch with a towel, you […]

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seated calf stretches with towel

Running Stretches: Seated Calf Stretches With Towel

Seated calf stretches with a towel are great for loosening calf muscles, as part of a overall flexibility program for runners. When I suffered from plantar fasciitis,  seated calf stretches were a critical part of my rehabilitation routine. To this day, I continue to do them to prevent running injuries.  If you struggle from calf […]

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