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5 Ways To Avoid A Running Injury

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There is nothing more upsetting to a runner than suffering an injury. Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can be jeopardized by a slip on the ice, a turn of the ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. Here are some simple ways you can avoid injury and stay sane.

To Accept Being Breakable

Dylan Armajani | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I've finally come to recognize that I am breakable, and I am not superman. The only way I will get to accomplish everything that I want to accomplish in my running career is if I break away from the competitive, compulsive nature of being an endurance athlete.

Could This High-Tech Running Shoe Help Prevent Injuries?

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Palermo, TechNewsDaily Contributor Published: 07/05/2013 02:05 PM EDT A new running shoe literally puts a spring in your step. Rese...

Runners: Don't Let Poor Technique 'Run' You Into the Ground

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

As a track coach once said to me, "Just because they can run, it doesn't mean they know how to run. You wouldn't golf without lessons. You wouldn't play tennis without lessons. What makes you think you can run without lessons?" It couldn't have been better stated.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.

Running Form: Convoluted

Christopher Drozd | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I myself have benefitted from high levels of conditioning overriding fledgling skills, but I know with certainty that unless correct running form is learned, eventually the undue strains of sloppiness will overrun even the greatest muscular conditioning.

Yoga For Runners

Jessica Bellofatto | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bellofatto

Anybody can run, and anybody can practice yoga. I think that is why these two activities hold so much appeal to me, and to so many people. They don't require expensive gear, they can be done anywhere, and they can be with us throughout our lives.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

Catch Up, Part 1: August 16-28

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

This is an update on The Great Lung Run, my 3,500-mile run across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

Another Belated Update

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Second was the long Thursday, made longer when Google Maps directed Bob and me down a road that ended at a creek with a very steep bank. Did I mention I was already about 34 miles in for the day and was only about two miles from the hotel if not for that darn creek?!

Hips Don't Lie: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

I can't remember exactly when my hip started hurting. All I know is that a few days after my 18-mile run and trip to Chicago, I was having trouble walking. Walking -- not running -- just walking.

Marathon Training: It Gets Easier

Blisstree.com | Hailey Eber | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com I sometimes wish they made “It Gets Better” videos for people other than gay teens. It’s not that LGBT youth...

An Intense Therapy For Injured Runners

Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for Blisstree.com Over the last two years, I’ve invested a disturbing amount of time and money into running. Not to jet-set aro...

The Benefits Of Bare Feet

New York Magazine | Adam Sternbergh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Walking is easy. It's so easy that no one ever has to teach you how to do it. It's so easy, in fact, that we often pair it with other easy activities-...