Bend me, shape me

Amidst all of my shin splint troubles lately, I've really reconsidered my stretching routine pre- and post-run. I know for sure that I don't do enough of it post-run, and I've always wavered on the amount I should do pre-run, having heard "do it" and "don't it" from so many different sources. I usually do some mild, quick warm-up stretches and then a full-out stretch sesh after running. What Read the entire post [...]

New new shoes!

I'm going to have to start calling this my Mizuno running blog, because that seems to be all I'm blogging about lately. BUT that only reflects how my running chi has been affected lately by my shoe choice. If you read my last post, you know the severity of my pronation issues. Well...Mizuno actually agreed to trade my shoes out. Luck or just a valid issue? You decide. Honestly, it was a $100 purchase Read the entire post [...]

Putting the ‘pro’ in pronation

Anterior shin splints: when the foot is pronated (the foot rolls outward at the ankle and you walk more on its inner aspect), the Tibialis Anterior Muscle twists within its sheath. This twisting of the muscle within its sheath can cause tiny tears in the muscle, or the muscle rubs abnormally against its sheath, and produces inflammation and pain. Holy mother is it painful! I blogged about this little Read the entire post [...]