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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

Entries in Injury (9)

Tuesday
Feb262013

7 Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

Whether an athlete be a pro or amateur, running and triathlon success truly does take a village! With injuries, strength & conditioning, nutrition and even sports psychology to look after, even I sometimes refer clients to specialists. However, with sports injuries I think the best therapy is injury prevention in the first place.

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Monday
Jul162012

Drills for Proper Running Form

The importance of proper technique in running economy is often underestimated. Training proper movement patterns will help transform conscious technique into default settings, via muscle memory. Here are a series of drills that will increase running efficiency and prevent injury.

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Wednesday
May232012

Faster Healing For Blisters, Cuts, Scrapes, And Bruises

It can feel like it takes forever to get that little blister on your foot to heal, or that annoying scrape on your knee to close. The traditional wound healing procedure of using soap and water, a bandaid, and antibiotic ointment may be outdated. Ben Greenfield gives us some tips and tricks to use that will speed up the healing process and get you back to training.

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Wednesday
May232012

Going Barefoot - My Journey To The Dark Side

Rodney Buike, a TrainingPeaks Ambassador, relays his experiences surrounding the controversial subject of barefoot running.

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Friday
Apr272012

The Dynamic Run Warm-up, Part 2: Dynamic Stretching

A proper warm-up consists of 3 parts: 1) neuromuscular activation, 2) dynamic stretching, and 3) the cardiovascular component. After covering muscle activation in the first part of this series, Part 2 discusses dynamic stretching for runners and provides a routine with video demonstrations.

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