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How To Avoid Shin Splints

How To Avoid Shin Splints

Most runners have heard of the term “shin splints”. If you haven’t experienced it yourself you at least know someone who has. Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is a common term among runners and affects about 35% of the running population (1)....
Three Most Common Types of Runs

Three Most Common Types of Runs

My first step in preparing for another YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot (my fourth in a row since moving to Buffalo in 2015), was ironically, not a step at all. Instead of opening the door and starting to run, I opened the laptop and started googling “running training...
Running: The Power of Flexibility

Running: The Power of Flexibility

2018 YMCA Turkey Trot Many runners understand the need to stretch, but often skip this important step of recovery. I have heard every excuse in the book. “I don’t have time,” or “I don’t feel tight, so I don’t NEED to stretch,” my personal favorite “I have always been...
Run Form 101

Run Form 101

2018 YMCA Turkey Trot Working on your running form is not just for elite runners. Novice runners, experienced runners, competitive runners, or the runners who are “here for the beer” can all benefit from working on running form. No two runners are the...