It’s not an overuse injury – it’s a biomechanical imbalance induced injury.

With a foot issue fresh in the mind, I had to do a lot of reflecting on what really caused this.  The first feedback from many was – you were overdoing it.  Well, with so many marathons, I could see that people would think that.  However, with proper evaluation from my sports docs, it really turns out that the body strength was out of balance.  Sometimes it’s so easy to just “go for a run” and be done with it.  No warm up.  Little strength training. Non specific crass training.

Lesson learned.

Here is a great post from Runner’s world about how to fix muscle imbalances and prevent injury, and aid recovery.

Thanks for reading this blurb.

http://www.runnersworld.com/injury-prevention-recovery/fix-muscle-imbalances

 

Sometimes we runners pay our PT to tell us stuff we already know.

After several races I suddenly had a foot issue.  Sharp, stabbing pain.  Had to stop running immediately.  Turns out I’v been neglecting foam rolling, stretching, strength training.  All the good stuff we know we should be doing, be neglect anyway.

MapMyRun has a great blog post about the things we should be doing in the new year.  Having to pay real money for things you really know already – maybe I’ll be more diligent this time around.  Looking forward to many more races.

 

 

Preview: BSX Insight Multisport Edition

A great review of the BSX insight.

The Athletic Time Machine

BSX in the MailboxYesterday, I opened up my mailbox and saw a lovely sight.  It may not look that spectacular to you, but for me it represents nascent perfection, a diamond in the rough.  It is a new tool for awesome athletic performance in 2015.  This, my friends, is a BSX Insight Blood Lactate Monitor!

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