With social distancing measure in place, an increased number of people seem to be running. This increase in engagement has correlated with an uptick in a specific question sent my way: “What should I do about my shin splints?” I hate (and love) to say this, but it depends. Today, I want to discuss what shin splints are exactly, and review actionable steps you can take to start feeling better.
Strength training for runners is like a black hole of information that comes with all sorts of nonsense.
Last year (2019), I began training for my first ever 25k+ (17 mile) trail run. On Saturday, I ran it, placed 15th female and 2nd in my age group.
I have found that there are a few key exercises that have been invaluable to the runners that I see and work with here in Seattle, WA.
Under the pretense of Wolff’s law, one might deduce that as long as your bones are healthy (key word here…healthy), they’ll adapt to the stressors you place on them and even become stronger.
The most common misconception among female runners/athletes is that heavy lifting will make you get big.
Day after day I am confronted with the sad reality that our medical system has created a sense of fragility in women all over the country.
Hey runners! Let’s talk about load (ie. strength training). Strength training is a valuable asset to a runner’s training regime for a number of different reasons, but too often strength training is non-existent in a runner’s routine.
I hear it often, “running is bad for my joints.”