When training for a big race or an important running milestone, marathoners often have the desire to push themselves “just a little bit harder.” There’s nothing wrong with this mentality, but it’s important to know the difference between pushing hard and overdoing it.
As you prepare for your next big race, it might be a good time to consider cross-training, if you haven’t already. Not only does it break up a monotonous running routine, but it also allows runners to condition different muscle groups, boost flexibility, increase stamina and recover faster.
The Twin Cities Marathon is just weeks away. As you continue to train, you may find your daily runs to be monotonous or even boring. Mayo Clinic offers some tips to help you liven up your workouts.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is quickly approaching! As you prepare, you may be training through hot and humid conditions. Mayo Clinic offers some tips to help acclimate your body to the heat while optimizing your performance.
Now that the Twin Cities Marathon is behind you, it may be a good time to start thinking about cross-training, if you haven’t already. Not only does it help break up a monotonous running routine, but it can help runners develop a more efficient running stride, increase flexibility, become less fatigued, train harder, and recover faster.
Marathon runners should seek to make the most of every stride by achieving the perfect technique for their body type. As with any sport, proper technique can help you optimize performance and avoid injuries.
Congratulations to all runners who recently participated in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! As a new marathoner, you may find yourself experiencing a running injury first-hand. Long-distance runners are at risk of overuse injuries in the lower extremities. One of the more common conditions that arises as runners advance their mileage is Iliotibial Band (or ITB) Syndrome, where pain occurs on the outside of the knee. Other knee pains can be related to patellar tendon irritation (patellar tendinitis) or pain underneath the kneecap (patellofemoral pain). Hamstring strains and plantar fasciitis are also common.
If you’re a first-time marathoner, congratulations on your decision to take on a new challenge and best of luck as you head into the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon!
If you’ve ever been sidelined with an injury, you know the mental anguish of required rest feels nearly as difficult as the physical pain. Mayo Clinic is here to offer a perspective on mentally coping with your running injury.