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Injury prevention for runners

11 symptoms of overtraining when running: How to overcome running fatigue

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the symptoms of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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9 of the best bodyweight exercises for runners

One of the best ways to avoid those common running injuries like runner’s knee and shin splints is to perform strength exercises as part of your training routine. If you’re new to strength training, then doing bodyweight exercises is a great place to start. In this guide, I’d like to share some of the best …

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Dynamic stretches for runners: 9 exercises to do before a run

The warm up is essential before any run as it prepares your body for the run ahead. A proper warm up will raise your body temperature and increase blood flow to your muscles, therefore making you less susceptible to injury and muscle soreness after your run. Dynamic stretching is a key part of a warm …

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How to prevent knee pain when running: 5 actionable tips

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries. While sustained physical activity like running is a cause of the syndrome, there are also individual factors that can predispose individuals to this condition. In this blog, I’d like to share tips on how to prevent knee pain when running.  Despite having many physical and …

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How to start running again: 5 tips for returning to running after an injury

Injury is unfortunately an inevitable side effect of running, and returning to running after an injury can be tough. No matter how many precautions you take, common running injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee can rear their ugly head.  A 2015 study on injuries in runners found that women were at lower risk than …

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The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries, and improve your running form and performance.  If you’re new to strength training, then this 30 day strength training plan for runners is a simple and effective way to incorporate strength exercises into your training plan. Many runners neglect strength training …

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Neck and shoulder pain when running: 6 quick fixes

Neck and shoulder pain while running is more common than you think. It can often be attributed to poor form or too much tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.  Many runners experience neck and shoulder pain while running to varying degrees. Many beginner runners over the years have asked me: Why does my left …

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5 important things to do once you have a running injury

Being injured as a runner is frustrating. Each running injury has its own causes and treatment. Here’s what to do should you find yourself unable to run. You have a race coming up next week, your training has been going great, and you’re confident that you can break your personal best. Next thing you know, …

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