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Running Foot Injury : Cause and Treatment

If you are experiencing pain around parts of your foot while running and when you touch and press the parts they feel sore, you are suffering from a stress fracture.

About Stress Fracture

What many runners report as a running foot injury is medically known as stress structure. Stress fractures are partial breaks or cracks in the bones around the foot.

Cause of running foot injury (stress fracture)

Stress fractures are caused by extreme stress to the bone. It could be caused by: –

  1. Running too much (over training)
  2. Running on rough, rocky surfaces
  3. Running on a hard surface
  4. Sudden switch from soft surface to hard surface.

Treatment of Running Foot Injury ( Stress Fracture)

Stress fractures usually heal on their own. The best treatment is taking a complete REST from running. Although most website say you should take six weeks break from running, I think you should give your foot as much rest as necessary to heal.

When you feel you are ready to return to running, get back slowly. start running on soft surfaces (grass) before running on hard surface.

If the pain is chronic, the foot is swollen and the pain is not going away, see a sports-oriented doctor for a bone scan.

Chris Solinsky Training Regimen : Work Out

Chris Solinsky has debunked the Myth that stated only light weight runners can run a fast 10,000m.

Chris Solinksy’s 26:59.60 10,000m American record is special in 4 ways.

  1. According to science of sports, Only 31 runners have broken 27 minutes for 10,000m.
  2. According to running times, No non African-born runner has ever run as fast.
  3. No one in the world—not Bekele, Tadese, Kogo or anybody else—has run that fast this year.
  4. The big one: His weight, Chris Solinsky weighs 73Kgs, compare that to the top guns at this level, Bekele at 54 kg (119 lbs), Gebrselassie (56 kg/123 lbs), Tergat (63kg/132 lbs) and Sammy Wanjiru (52kg/115 lbs). The sports scientist has a fantastic graph on these, see graph

So How Did Solinsky Train to be this fast? : Training Regimen & Work Out

The answer is inside a running times interview. The guy disclosed he has focused on aerobic running. By aerobic running he means he does his training by running at a pace he is able to breath comfortably.We can all do this but the special thing about Chris is the distance he covers in a week, he runs 100 – 120 miles a week. He has been doing this over the years and it seems he is now reaping the fruits.

Read the rest of the interview at running times.

Marine Corps Marathon : Running Tips : Training Tips

Marine Corps Marathon is a must sought marathon by runners. Marine Corps is popularly known as “the peoples marathon”. The traditional Marine Corps Marathon course is 26.2 miles and a 10K race also allows runners of all ages to join in a shorter 6.2 mile event.

Training & Running Tips for Marine Corps marathon

1. Train hard but remember to take a rest.

2. If a day or two of training is missed due to injury or illness or other reason, don’t try to cram two days of training into one. Lost days are simply days.

3. Train at your projected marathon pace.

4. Try to train at the time of the day the race starts and in the predicted weather condition as much as possible.

5. Do the long runs.

6. Remember to stretch

7. Do speed works round a track, it just makes your legs feel better.

8. Listen to your body, If you feel tired take a rest, if you feel pain go easy, if the pain is too much stop running.

9. Remember to stay hydrated.

10. Remember to have fun.

Bupa Great North Run Training & Running Tips

1. Train hard but remember to take a rest.

2. If a day or two of training is missed due to injury or illness or other reason, don’t try to cram two days of training into one. Lost days are simply days.

3. Train at your projected marathon pace.

4. Try to train at the time of the day the race starts and in the predicted weather condition as much as possible.

5. Do the long runs.

6. Remember to stretch

7. Do speed works round a track, it just makes your legs feel better.

8. Listen to your body, If you feel tired take a rest, if you feel pain go easy, if the pain is too much stop running.

9. With 50000 race runners keep race etiquete, dont push and shove

10. Stay Hydrated, drink enough fluids.

My Saucony Hurricane Running Shoe : Marathon Training Shoe

Saucony running shoes are not as common as Nike running shoes. But after I have repeatedly seen Saucony shoe adverts on Runners world magazine and I have decided to give the shoes a try.(who said advertising doesn’t work?)

I intend to use them in my training for 2009 Stanchart Nairobi marathon.

Saucony Hurricane Running shoeAlthough the sole looked more like that of a trail running shoe I just thought the shoe would be great for tarmac running. According to the manufacturer, the the outsole features XT900 rubber compound in the heel. I dont know what that means but I hope it makes running softer and easier.