Tag Archives | Injury Prevention


Rest Days

Let’s talk about not running for a minute.  Instead, let’s talk about rest!  A very important part of running. Rest days are kind of a personal thing for runners, just like training plans.  Everyone is different and different things work for different people.  What some people consider “rest” others consider exercise.  When one person needs three […]

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Scared Smart

As I am sitting here tired and happy after my biggest weekend of running in a long time, I am also in full fledge recovery mode.  I had such a great weekend of running, one that reminded me why I am training for another 50 miler, and why I love trail running so much.  It […]

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Recovering From IT Band Injury

I am a semi-superstitious person in that I am hesitant to say things unless I know for certain they are true for fear of jinxing whatever I am talking about.  So, saying I am recovered from my IT Band injury may be something that I never really end up saying.  For now, let’s just say things are […]

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The Most Popular Question

I try to answer questions I get from readers as they come in, but I have noticed that throughout this ultra-training cycle I have received one question more than any other question.  I have tried to sit down and write a post on it, but I have kind of have a tough time figuring out […]

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Increasing Mileage

I received a comment/question from a reader a couple weeks ago and thought the topic warranted it’s own blog post since it’s such a popular topic among runners I thought you guys would have some great information as well. When you first began running did you go through aches and pains as your mileage increased?  […]

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My Hot Date

Sadly I am not talking about this one… But instead this one… One of my “problem” areas over the 6+ months has been this spot in my quad.  It’s a knot I get between my quad muscle and IT band and it just gets tight.  It doesn’t really hurt that bad, but I just know […]

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Steps to an ice bath

I really try to get in the habit of taking a full ice bath (vs. the ice bucket just for the lower legs) after my LONG runs.  It doesn’t happen every single time, but those days that I am home soon after my run I definitely take one!  I got back in the habit post […]

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Injury Prevention

In follow up to the high mileage post, I wanted to post some things I have used to help keep me injury free during high mileage training. Some people are just lucky and have the biomechanics and body type that don’t get easily injured, others not so much.  My poor husband has had every running […]

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