Why Does My Groin Hurt when I Run?

Many runners deal with groin pain — it’s surprisingly common in the sport, yet the issue remains  enigmatic for those who experience it. That’s because the groin is a complex part of the body. It comprises various structures between the hips and upper thighs, including anything from the musculature to the tendons to the bony… Continue reading Why Does My Groin Hurt when I Run?

Prevent Running Injuries with These Top 5 Exercises

Running is notorious for its high injury rates… but even knowing how common injury is, nothing’s changing. So many athletes are still getting injured, year over year. Runners continue to seek out the best methods for preventing injury, and they have the entire internet to scour for the solutions. So why does it keep happening?… Continue reading Prevent Running Injuries with These Top 5 Exercises

Impactful Mental Health Benefits from Running Outside

When you first start running, everything feels hard — even motivating yourself to go on a run outside (on a beautiful day!) can be one of the most challenging things to do. It forces you out of your comfort zone and makes you accept that this is probably going to be hard. Plus, there’s all… Continue reading Impactful Mental Health Benefits from Running Outside

How to Improve Foot Strength for Running

Your feet are incredibly important for running, for obvious reasons. And for less obvious reasons, too! The foot is a complex anatomical structure: though it may not seem like much, it’s chock full of passive and active tissues that allow it a wide range of motion and functionality. In fact, there’s so much going on… Continue reading How to Improve Foot Strength for Running

Is Pronation Bad for Running?

What do you think of when you hear the word “pronation”? If your initial reaction is negative, you’re not alone… Many runners only hear about pronation in frustrating contexts, like being told they run incorrectly or that they’re in pain because their feet pronate. It’s an understandable association; if running coaches or medical professionals are… Continue reading Is Pronation Bad for Running?

Do You Run Efficiently? 7 Training Aspects That Might Be Stealing Your Energy

Runners are always asking questions about how to be better: How to run faster. How to run with more power. How to run to beat your next PR. How to constantly improve, even when there’s no definitive end point for how well you can run. The thing about these goals, though, is that you can… Continue reading Do You Run Efficiently? 7 Training Aspects That Might Be Stealing Your Energy

Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

People are quick to assume that running is bad for your joints because the sport is notorious for its high injury rates. Most runners end up dealing with some variation of aches and pains, many of which manifest within the joints themselves. Runners most frequently have gripes with pain or injury in their knees or… Continue reading Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

Iliotibial band syndrome — IT band syndrome, ITBS, whichever name you prefer — is a notoriously common injury that’s plagued the running community for ages. It can set in quickly, and tends to overstay its welcome like an unwanted guest. But perhaps, even more frustrating, is trying to search for a solution to ITBS on… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: warming up before running is essential. It’s tempting to just dive straight into a run, but doing so time and time again can be surprisingly detrimental to your body and performance. As you likely already know, running is a high-volume, high-force sport — your body has… Continue reading The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

Why Do I Have Low Back Pain while Running? The 4 Most Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Low back pain is the bane of many peoples’ existence… And that can be especially true for runners. When you’re looking forward to a long weekend run after a hard week of work, the last thing you want to deal with is low back pain that forces you to walk or stop running altogether. Running… Continue reading Why Do I Have Low Back Pain while Running? The 4 Most Common Causes and How to Fix Them

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