Runblogger’s Blogroll

  • Bone Stimulators & How to Return to Running After a Stress Fracture
    A stress fracture is a runner’s worst nightmare. It can completely shut down any plans for a season of racing, and worse, the only treatment is that dreaded four-letter-word: rest. Even one or two unplanned days off can be irritating if you’re a serious runner, but being required to take four,... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Newton Distance IV Running Shoe Review
    The Good Meaghan: The Distance is a light shoe designed for high-intensity training or racing. It falls into the POP 1 platform of Newton shoes, so you’re getting a lot of lug action. I fell in love with the previous model (Distance III) after they landed me a half-marathon PR.... read more
    Source: Believe in the Run | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Understanding Stress Fractures in Runners
    In this article, I’ll try to give you a good overview of stress fractures generally, as well as giving you a little insight into my mind (scary place to be I know!) when I’m reasoning through how to manage a stress fracture, as there are a number of variables to... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • June 2015 Training Update – The Suck
    Last October, I wrote a post entitled “Surviving the Wastelands” that touched on the difficulty that I had transitioning between being a weight-loss jogger to a marathoner. This year, I’m facing a new kind of wasteland that my coach, Steve Sisson, has entitled “The Suck.” What is “The Suck” you... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Running Warm Up Exercises: Five Minute Routine
      I’ve posted previously about warming up before a run. It seems to be a topic most runners have a view on! We do all seem to differ to an extent in terms of how much of a warm up we each need for a given session. As a rule... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) Stretch for Runners
      As I find myself reiterating to athletes on almost a daily basis; you can’t stretch the Iliotibial Band (ITB)! Two muscles, Gluteus Maximus and Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) form the upper attachment of the ITB to the pelvis. When these muscles get tight, tension increases in the ITB, sometimes... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • How RunnersConnect Marathon Training Plans Compare to Other Popular Programs
    Finding a training program that works for you is an essential component to achieving your goals. Not only do you need to find a plan that fits with your individual strengths and weaknesses, but you need to believe strongly in the philosophy behind the plan. My biggest mistake early in... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Single Leg Squats: Three Variations
      One of the first videos I ever uploaded to YouTube was this demonstration of do’s and don’ts for the Single Leg Squat. Unbelievably (to me at least) that was nearly five years ago! I think it’s about time I put together another Single Leg Squat video showing some variations... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Soleus Strength Exercise for Runners
      Something I’ve come to better understand in recent years is the common pattern that often presents itself in runners with various lower leg injuries, particularly Achilles tendinopathy and recurring calf strains, to name just a couple. The common factor I’m talking about is the presence of an imbalance between... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Menopause and Running: This is What You Need to Know
    There are some running related topics that come up over and over: What should I eat before I run? How do I get rid of a side stitch? What can I do about my shin splints? But there are other topics you wonder if you are even allowed to talk... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 10 Minute Workout: Glute Activation & Stability
      In the last few days, I’ve been asked a number of times to film a few mini-workouts for our readers to practice at home. Here’s the first one I put together earlier today Reverse Hip Extensions: 3 x 15 (clench butt to lift legs) Single Leg Hip Thrusts: 3... read more
    Source: Kinetic Revolution | Published on 1970-01-01
  • What Can You Do to Change the World?- Kathrine Switzer
    Photo by Horst von Bohlen One of my favorite quotes is by Neal Donald Walsh; life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Even though this quote is very well known, and we often tell ourselves that we are great at taking those leaps of faith, I often wonder,... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • How to Use Age Grade Calculators Effectively
    A few weeks ago we gave you some suggestions on how you can accept change and progress as a masters runner from our expert masters runner Amanda Loudin. One of the suggestions she made was to use age grading tables to keep your motivation levels high while competing against others.... read more
    Source: Runner’s Connect | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Boston Marathon Recap
    It’s been really hard for me to write this post, because I honestly haven’t known quite how I feel about my experience yet. Let’s just start with the facts: 1. I ran THE Boston Marathon. 2. I set a personal record by over 4 minutes with a finishing time of... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Shoulder Solid – Improve your posture on the bike
    You pedal with your legs, but your shoulders and core drive the front end, and deserve some respect too. In this video, Jay Dicharry and Lindsey Voreis will teach you why posture and shoulder position are critical to keep you solid on the bike.... read more
    Source: An Athlete’s Body | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 1 Week to Boston!
    This post is the eighth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  With a week left to the Boston Marathon, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who played a part in getting me to this point. I’ve... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 2 Weeks to Boston!
    This post is the seventh in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  Finally! We’ve made it to taper! All of last week’s semantics aside, I am so relieved to be hitting this phase of training. And it couldn’t have... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 3 Weeks to Boston!
    This post is the sixth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  Three. Count them. Three weeks to the Boston Marathon. Now we unofficially start the taper through to the homestretch. I’ll still be shooting for full volume this... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • 4 weeks to Boston!
    This post is the fifth in a series of weekly training updates leading up to the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.  We’re less than a month to go! The Boston Marathon is quickly approaching, and tensions are definitely rising within my training group as we sharpen our daggers... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01
  • Skechers GOrun Strada Review
    In the running shoe industry, it’s not very often that you see something completely new. Sure, there have been countless updates and tweaks to different shoes (read: Mizuno Wave Rider) to improve them based on the latest technologies and research, but when was the last time you saw a company from... read more
    Source: Running Toward Dreams | Published on 1970-01-01