Monday, September 21, 2009

Mid Run Injuries and Trouble Spots Articles

The one thing I hear from every runner is the everyday aches and pains. Many times they are uncomfortable pushing through the pain. Heck I don't blame them. Many ask me why I push through the pain. I do it for a high purpose. When I run, I run inspired to make change. Not to set some all time PR. Though sometimes you do set a PR while your out there and just love it when it happens. Below are some tips that were posted today about "Trouble Spots":

Cool Running- 6 Solutions to Mid Run Mishaps

These are 6 possible scenarios that many of us face. Also at the end I will post a link to other common injuries: Article Link

"Oh No! Muscle Cramp

Recovery Plan: Stop running and apply pressure to the muscle. Press firmly for 15 seconds — don't massage. Then gently stretch the muscle. Repeat the pressure/stretch cycle until the cramp subsides. Walk at first, then slowly increase your pace.

Oh No! Blister

Recovery Plan: In a short run or race, keep going. Otherwise, it's best to deal with a blister before it becomes painful enough to throw oft your gait. Covering it with a Band-Aid or moleskin is ideal. But if an aid station or home is miles away, adjust your laces. Tightening them could stop heel slippage (a common cause of blisters); loosening them could take pressure off a hot spot.

Oh No! Side Stitch

Recovery Plan: Notice which foot is striking the ground when you inhale and exhale. Then switch the pattern. So if you were leading with your right foot, inhale when the left foot steps. If that doesn't help, stop running and reach both arms above your head. Bend at the waist, leaning to the side opposite the stitch.

Oh No! Ankle Turn

Recovery Plan: If you suffered a minor sprain, your first few steps will be painful. But once the ankle loosens up, you'll be able to run on it and get back in the race with ease. Stop if your pain is more severe with each step — that's a sign of a fracture.

Oh No! Stumble and Fall

Recovery Plan: Get up and assess yourself. Road rash or minor scrapes can be patched up later. (Heavy bleeding needs immediate treatment.) Running might feel difficult at first because your heart rate will be elevated and you'll be shaken up.

Oh No! Stiffness After a Pit Stop

Recovery Plan: Keep your breaks brief — two minutes at most. Walk while taking water rather than coming to a complete stop. Start back up slowly; don't resume your prior pace right away."

Trouble Spots

Check out the online article called, "Trouble Spots!"

This will give you some more information on running injuries.

1 comment:

Kufsy said...

Thanks Vin, every tip helps. Keep up the great work!


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