Running Injuries #3 Shin Splints

There are very few people in the world of running who have escaped the pain in the lower leg that is shin splints.Shin Splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is a sharp pain on the inside of the leg that comes on either before, during or after running. Pain usually decreases with rest, but as we all know, runners do not like to hear the word rest. Continue reading “Running Injuries #3 Shin Splints”

Running Injuries 101

If you run to win, if run to lose (weight that is), if you run to belong, or you simply run because it is what you have always done. Whatever your skill level, whatever your goal, there seems to be no escaping it.

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Injuries are what separate those who can, from those who cannot. We’ve all had a season when all our hard work and calculated planning seems to blow up in our face.  And when we do, we look back over our training and wonder, “where did I go wrong?” Continue reading “Running Injuries 101”

Shin Splint Prevention Routine

Fact: the medical term for shin splints is “medial tibial stress syndrome” (MTSS)

If you have ever suffered from shin splints you know how important it is to prevent them from coming back.  This simple routine takes less than 5 minutes and will strengthen the muscles, bones and connective tissue surrounding your shins. Continue reading “Shin Splint Prevention Routine”