Injury Prevention: Page 38

Dealing with a current injury? Have a chronic pain? Check out our many, many articles on how to prevent injuries, what to do when suffering from one and when to seek medical attention.

Aline Insoles—Customized Orthotics Without Breaking The Bank

Competitor.com’s Sean McKeon met up with the developers of Aline Insoles to learn more about what makes their product different than other after market insoles. Aline offers you the customization of an orthotic but at a price that doesn’t look like a medical bill. Check out this new innovative way to add a little extra […]

This Is Not Your Average Foam Roller

Competitor.com’s Sean McKeon had the chance to meet up with Trigger Point Performance Therapy’s founder Cassidy Phillips to get a first hand look at his take on the foam roller. Tigger Points’s foam roller, called The Grid, is unlike anything else on the market, so check it out!

Competitor Running On Twitter!

There is a new way to follow the team at Competitor Running, just follow us on Twitter! We will be updating our Twitter page daily to highlight new stories, training tips, race results, or even where you can find us at an event. Following Competitor Running on Twitter is the best way to stay on […]

Interview With Ultramarathoner Anton Krupicka

Bryon Powell caught up with Anton Krupicka just before the 2009 Leadville Trail 100. Anton has won this ultramarathon trail race twice and was looking for his third win. Although he didn’t end up getting this third victory, this is a great look into a the mind of a true hardcore untramarathoner. Learn a little […]

Yoga For Runners: Downward Facing Dog

Yoga instructor Sage Rountree demonstrates the Downward Facing Dog, which is a great yoga position for runners. This position will help stretch the entire back side of your body, including problem areas like the lower back, hamstrings and glutes. Yoga may sound difficult but if you continue adding in more of these positions to your […]

A First-Hand Look At The Alter-G Antigravity Treadmill

We got the chance to take a first-hand look at the Alter-G antigravity treadmill that is used at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.  The Alter-G is one of the most exciting new innovations in injury prevention and is one of the most utilized pieces of equipment at the OTC.

Sports Science Update: So Much For The Footprint Test

A new study suggests you can’t reduce your running injury risk by matching your footprint to your arch. For many years, running shoe experts have used the so-called footprint test to match individual runners with the right type of shoe to minimize their injury risk. In this test, the runner wets the underside of his […]

Head Over Heels

Nothing brings more heartache between this runner and her shoes than plantar fasciitis. Dear Sauconys,   I can’t begin to tell you how much I miss you. I know it’s going to take some time before we can go back to how things were, but I just want to say I’m sorry. Believe me, this […]

Learning From The Young

I was poking around online the other day, just one of those random acts of surfing that begin so innocently and end up becoming a two-hour abuse of time, when I came upon a Runner’s World forum on the pros and cons of ice baths. I’m a big fan of them, and make my runners take […]

Runners Set New Personal Records With The Runner’s Diary

Next to running shoes, a training diary is the most important piece of training equipment a runner owns. Running coach and fitness journalist Matt Fitzgerald has improved upon this critical training tool with his new book, The Runner’s Diary: A Daily Training Log. Whether training to set a personal record in a 5K race or […]