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Hip Weakness and Knee Pain

Which is cause and which is effect?<p>If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and …

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21 Quick Trail Running Tips

New to running trails? Here's what to know before heading off the beaten path.<p><i>Vanessa asks: One of my resolutions this year was to start trail running. Do you have any tips for me?</i><p>What a fantastic resolution that will lead you happily off the beaten path this season. Although trail running is …

IT Band Pain Stretches, Treatment And Prevention

<i>Dealing with constant IT Band Pain? You’re not alone. Dr. Jordan Metzl discusses the symptoms, as well as how to fix it and prevent it in the …

How to use a foam roller: a runner's guide

Most runners will have at least heard of the foam roller, or encountered it in a gym. But many of us – myself included – are a little clueless when it comes to actually using it. The same applies to other things beneficial to running, that don't actually involve running itself – such as dynamic …

ITB Syndrome: Treating the Real Causes in Runners

ITB Syndrome is, I feel, a common running injury which is often treated poorly. This is despite the prevalence of ITBS amongst recreational distance …

Biomechanics

I am a jogger, not a runner – and so are you

There is a word that describes me, and thousands of people like me. However, you won't hear it used in everyday conversation, because it has taken on an uncomfortably pejorative bent. It is basically an insult, whispered in sneers behind our backs by people who don't think we can hear them. Well, …

Round-Number Times for Marathons

Analysis of 9 million finishes shows we really care about dipping under arbitrary barriers.<p>There was a neat blog post in the <i>New York Times</i> last week about the distribution of marathon times just under round-number barriers, based on a new study by a group of economists from USC, Berkeley, and the …

Marathons

Pacing v. Racing

How do top runners distribute their effort?<p>A recent study in the <i>Journal of Sports Sciences</i>, by Brian Hanley of Leeds Metropolitan University in Britain, analyzes pacing patterns for runners at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. He took lap times from every competitor in the senior men's …