Tag: Injury

Add Mileage, Prevent Injury

Dear Pam,“I have only been running 18 to 20 miles and am looking to complete my first marathon. I am intrigued to run farther and faster. I have been injury-free up until last year, but I am currently working through pla...

Coping with Injuries

Depending on the source, somewhere between 50% and 85% of runners get injured each year. So there’s a lot of information about how to fix any ailment, but what about the psychological side of coping with it? This is ofte...

Minimizing Injuries

I always begin coaching my runners by going through the core philosophies for the coming months. One of the most fundamental concepts is that consistent, regular running is vital for improving. Yet there are three main i...

Dave Mackey’s Long Journey Back

None of us would ever admit this out loud, but we like our inspirational heroes to be soft and mild. If they’ve faced a high level of adversity – which over the past three years, Dave Mackey certainly has – we expect the...

The Science on Injury Prevention

Why do some people get injured and others don’t? It seems like this simple enough question would be solved by sports scientists, especially when it comes to new runners. However, injury prevention for novice runners is a...

What Not to Say to an Injured Ultrarunner

I’ve had my fair share of running injuries. I (un)fortunately feel rather like an expert on the subject – in fact, when a local run club asked me to come talk to their members, and I asked what they’d like me to talk abo...

Racing While Injured

Injury is a dreaded condition that every runner fears, but there is a certain inevitability about it: the more we run, the more likely we are to suffer some sort of running-related injury. Depending on its severity, we m...

Recovery from Major Injury

Dear Ann, I was coming off a nice, long racing season and had finished my next-to-last race of the year when disaster struck. I rolled my ankle on a rocky downhill. It turned out I broke the fibula (lateral malleolus)....

Body Basics: Muscle Injury Without a Cause?

How many times have you gone out for a long run, only to come back sore or injured for no obvious reason? You haven’t pulled a muscle or twisted an ankle, yet you get a feeling of pain the next morning that suggests you...