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Injury prevention for runners

The ultimate 14 day strength training plan for runners

Strength training is a must for any runner looking to stay healthy and strong and prevent common running injuries. If you’re new to strength training, then this 14 day strength training plan for runners will provide you with a framework to include strength training exercises into your training routine. Many new runners neglect strength training …

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The best recovery shoes for runners: Oofos slides vs Hoka slides

Unfortunately the rate of injury in the running community remains pretty high. Whether you’ve had a bad run, suffering with a longstanding running injury, or you’re recovering from an injury, a good pair of recovery shoes can do wonders to fast track your recovery. Luckily there are lots of recovery shoes, sandals slides and flip …

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Jogger’s nipple: What is it and how to avoid it

Chafing is a common problem for many runners, whether it be a blister on your foot or chafing in your armpits or between your legs. When your t-shirt rubs against your nipples, this can cause chafing and friction against the nipples which results in a condition called jogger’s nipple (also known as runner’s nipple). This …

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Lower back pain after running: Causes + 7 ways to prevent it

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is a common injury for many people, including runners. Symptoms of lower back pain can range from a minor irritation to pain that stops you in your tracks.  The good news is lower back pain usually improves in a matter of weeks, however, in some rare cases it can …

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Heel pain after running: Causes + 8 ways to prevent it

Foot and heel pain are unfortunately common injuries in the running community. If you run regularly, you have probably experienced heel pain at one time or another. Ignoring or pushing through the pain can lead to further strain or injury, so it’s important you recognise and identify the underlying cause of the pain before continuing …

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Taste blood when running? 7 causes + ways to prevent it

There are a range of familiar sensations and feelings when it comes to running, such as heavy breathing, stiff and sore muscles, and profuse sweating. However, some of these sensations are not so familiar.  When you taste blood when running, it may come as a surprise or even shock.  Some runners describe it as a …

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Knee brace for running: When to wear one + where to buy

Many runners experience knee pain at one point or another in their lives.  Knee pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing pain that stops you in your tracks. If you’re trying to recover from knee pain, you may have thought about wearing a knee brace for running. After all, you want …

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Runner’s toe: Causes + 6 ways to prevent it

Runner’s toe can be an incredibly painful injury, especially if left untreated.  Often referred to as ‘runners toenail’, it is one of the most common injuries in the running community because of the nature of running. Repeated strain on your foot and repeated rubbing from your running shoe can lead to runners’ toe. So what …

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Hip pain after running: 8 causes + how to fix it

Hip pain and soreness is a common concern for runners.  Whilst some strain and soreness after running is normal, if you regularly experience hip pain after running, then it may be a sign that there is something wrong. Injuries, pulled muscles, inflammation, muscle tears and stress fractures can all be causes of hip pain.  Imbalances …

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8 beginner Pilates exercises for runners 

Pilates has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people look for more ways to get active. As a form of low impact exercise, Pilates is a great addition to any training plan to complement your running. In addition, there are many Pilates exercises for runners that offer a full body workout, allowing …

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