‘Black hole’ training and unexpected acupuncture: How to build endurance and avoid injury

Never has the term 'a blessing in disguise' seemed so pertinent to me as this week, when I finally conceded that the pain in my hip and lower back was severe enough to take a break from running and get some professional advice. Okay, so maybe 'a blessing' is a slight exaggeration, but sometimes it [...]

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Just three little words: Iliotibial band syndrome

ITB. The three letters runners dread to hear. With marathon season fast approaching, and with the long runs for those training now hitting 18 miles or more, this is the time that injuries begin to creep in, particularly among those whose bodies are not yet used to the 40 miles plus each week that they are [...]