30 Apr '17, 2pm

A coach explains how to overcome a sore achilles:

A coach explains how to overcome a sore achilles:

I’ve been dealing with pain in my right Achilles for several months. It goes away when I rest but comes right back when I start running again. Will it ever get better? Jim A. Jim, Achilles tendon injuries are one of the most difficult of running overuse injuries to overcome, and are, unfortunately, one of the running overuse injuries that are most likely to be “career ending.” But don’t panic: There are many effective treatments for Achilles injuries, and chances are very good that yours can be overcome through one or more of them. One of the reasons Achilles tendon injuries become chronic is that the healing process in that particular tissue actually makes it stiffer and less elastic, which makes it even more susceptible to damage during running. The Achilles tendon also becomes stiffer as we age, which is why Achilles injuries are especially common in older runners. In a...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2013/11/injury-prevention/h...

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ICYMI: Run to Overcome {Book Review}

runningrachel.com 06 May '17, 1am

A few weeks ago, I won the book, Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi. If you are not familiar who Meb is, you are missing ou...