Its marathon season again, and already my clinic is littered with stress fractured runners. There are a lot of myths around stress fractures, that prevent the clinician from taking action.
there’s a pretty high likely hood that we will rule out a flexor problem, and rule in F.A.I. Why do we cling to the myth of hip flexor pain? unless you are thinking there is a possibility it could be F.A.I, you won’t check it out in the first place.
Being told you can’t run can plummet a runner into a kind of bereavement. Are we failing to heal our injured marathon runners injured souls? #lesssinjurymoreplay
5 Running niggles not to ignore. 1. Iliotibial (IT) band pain. Why should we worry about IT band pain? Mainly because foam rollering is rarely enough! Lots of runners really get into a pickle if they push on hard with an IT band problem. Putting up with a relentlessly predictable pain which comes on every time you reach six [...]
6 ways to get the best out of your running at Christmas Nobody loves Christmas more than I do, it’s a fantastic time of year for catching up with friends and family and getting away from your daily grind. Sometimes however we find that it can be stressful as it interferes with our normal [...]
Laying the foundations for a spring marathon If you are preparing for a spring marathon, such as the London marathon, it’s really important that you use this time of year to ensure that you get some great base training done. Base training is all about achieving good aerobic fitness, before you consider implementing anaerobic interval [...]
1) No last minute cramming. The final two or three days is all about rest and tapering. That means no big runs, and no trying to fit in lost training. You have more to gain by resting, and any big mileage will only fatigue your legs which you need to be in best condition on [...]