|Winter running...photo courtesy of al.com.|
First of all, check out my friend Mike's post on why it's good to gain weight while you are injured. And while you're at it, take a look at his lightweight app for timing intervals.
Here's something to think about...a new study from Harvard shows that the primary ingredient for injury-free running is a low "vertical average loading rate" (a/k/a a soft footfall).
Over on Youtube, I found this upper body and core circuit for runners that takes less than 15 minutes:
A GQ (yes, really) article about a marathon that takes place inside San Quentin prison.
And finally, here is a fabulous video with exercises for preventing injury to the IT band.
Over the past week, I've had a few discussions with runners experiencing IT band symptoms, so I was excited to see this video. If you're curious, also check out:
The Best Damn IT Band Stretch Ever (a/k/a a million things you probably misunderstand)
My post about rehabbing ITBS
Have a great day!