Archive for the ‘Injuries & Prevention’ Category

The Basics of Foam Rolling

The Basics of Foam Rolling

By Nicole Nelson, MS, LMT As an avid runner, you know that recovery is a key element to improving performance. Recovery strategies can range from taking a day off from training, getting a massage, taking a yoga class, nutritional supplementation or meditation. One recovery method that has seen a recent increase in popularity in the […]

Wildlife Encounters – Part II

Wildlife Encounters – Part II

In my previous article “Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes“, I briefly mentioned some of the furry creatures I’ve encountered in the past month, to remind you I wrote: In just the past month I’ve enjoyed close encounters with several deer, six grey fox, javelina and bobcat. Running before sunrise one morning my headlamp illuminated […]

Finding the Right Chiropractor

Finding the Right Chiropractor

Part of the Equation Any experienced runner will tell you that hydration, nutrition and stretching are an integral part of their training. In my opinion however, one of the most critical elements often left out of this equation is the use of chiropractic to ensure that all parts of the body – hips, neck and […]

Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes

Wildlife Encounters – Part I: Rattlesnakes

As trail runners it’s all too common we come across wildlife in it’s natural habitat. Many of us secretly hope to encounter wildlife on our runs for that perfect photo opportunity we can quickly post on Facebook. But what would you do if that photo op turned into a confrontation instead? In just the past […]

7 Stretches to Prevent Running Injuries

7 Stretches to Prevent Running Injuries

Stretching after you run can help prevent running injuries. Dr. Dane Treat shares his top 7 stretches for runners to perform on a regular basis. This video covers these runner specific muscle groups Hamstrings Hip Flexors Glutes and Piriformis Quadriceps Groin or Adductors Iliotibial Band Calf Stretching Tips Stretch after you run. Never stretch cold […]

Blister Shield by 2Toms

Blister Shield by 2Toms

Blisters. If you’re a runner you’ve most likely dealt with them at one point or another during your running history. Many runners deal with blisters on a continuous basis. I used to be one of those runners until I discovered Blister Shield by 2Toms. I don’t want to go as far as calling it a […]

Runners…yeah, we’re different and it shows at the doctor’s office.

Runners…yeah, we’re different and it shows at the doctor’s office.

I recently had some routine blood work done and the results were scary! I always had high creatine levels, but the doctor pushed it off on dehydration. This time, my level was elevated to the point that indicates Stage 3 Kidney Disease! Of course I’m not buying this. I am a runner, in perfect health, feeling […]

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

I distinctly remember when it happened. Following the 2007 Portland Marathon I took off my shoes, stepped on the ground and felt an unusual stretch in my arch. It wasn’t crippling or painful at the time but it would turn out to be one of the most horrible injuries I have faced in my running […]

Ultras bad for your heart…who cares?

Ultras bad for your heart…who cares?

By now I’m sure you’ve read the article by Katherine Harmon in Scientific American titled “Ultra Marathons Might Be Ultra Bad for Your Heart“. My first reaction is “who cares”? That’s not my bravado talking, it’s a serious question. The author refers to some studies and medical experts as sources for her article. Today what […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin

4 Tips to Protect Your Skin

As runners we spend a lot of time out in the sun. Dr. Dane Treat gives us “4 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun this Summer”. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, if in areas like Arizona bump that up to SPF 30 or higher. And make sure it protects against […]