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Run if you want to keep muscle as you age

Want to stay strong as you get older? Let's face it, the toughest competitor to run against is Father Time. And as we age, the race against Father Time gets harder and harder. But there's hope and a real benefit to getting out of bed and lacing up those running shoes...

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Is running contagious?

Can you catch the running bug? There may be a benefit to being a “social” runner versus a solo runner as far as a recent research article publishing in the journal of Nature. There’s a lot of jokes about runners and other endurance athletes that post their workouts...

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Boston Marathon Trivia

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday April 17th, 2017. We felt it appropriate to share some fun and interesting trivia facts about the Boston Marathon. We have complled a long list of Boston Marathon trivia and we are back with more Boston...

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Boston Marathon Trivia – The “First” Edition

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday April 17th, 2017. We felt it appropriate to share some fun and interesting trivia facts about the Boston Marathon. We have complled a long list of Boston Marathon trivia so today we will start off with a...

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Best Stretches for Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome can literally be a pain-in-the-butt. The piriformis muscle is one of the deeper muscles in the hip and typcially presents as pain either in the buttock or pain that radiates from the buttock into the lower leg. Piriformis Syndrome is a unusual...

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The Best Exercises For Runners With Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be a frustrating chronic calf and foot injury for many athletes. While determining the cause of the Achilles tendonitis is important from a biomechanical standpoint (as well as to prevent recurrence of the calf injury), it is also important to...

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Plantar Fascia Stretches For Heel Pain

A 2006 study from the University of Rochester found that specific plantar fascia stretching exercises helped to improve pain and function in people suffering with chronic plantar fasciitis. These plantar fasiciitis stretches for heel pain were found to be more...

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What Is The Best Running Cadence?

This question about optimal running cadence is probably the one question we hear the most frequently here at PainFreeRunning.com and its a valid question that has had a lot of debate. However it’s really not the correct question we should be asking. I think a better...

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3 Mistakes All Runners Make

Over and over again, there are three fundamental mistakes that almost all runners seem to make at one point or another that ends Them up with an injury keeps them from running. Increasing Running Mileage Too Quickly Increasing mileage too soon or too rapidly probably...

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