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Budd, Farah, Shin Splints and Foam Rolling 101 (Weekly round up)

By on Jun 15, 2014

Welcome to our round-up of the running world this week. Below you’ll find out what’s new on RunningInjury, the most shared running health stories across the web, and the big news runners have been talking about over the past seven days.

This week at RunningInjury

On RunningInjury, this week we were talking about the tell-tale signs you may be overtraining, the 4 secrets of injury-free running, the steps to full recovery from the dreaded plantar fasciitis, and the truth about running health for the young.

There were a couple of articles of particular use to beginners. We covered off the basics of foam rolling, a little-discussed tool that many experienced runners have relied on for years. And we found time to take 5 minutes with Jeff Galloway, the man behind the famed Run Walk Run approach that has helped countless new runners.

We also took a look at the other running gear other runners are loving, as well as the latest running gear bargains to be had.

Most shared running stories across the web

Elsewhere runners were sharing stories tackling various aspects of running health. Runner’s World came out with a guide to running shoe inserts, the Guardian turned to the subject of running injuries and Fitbie focused on squat moves that can help your running.

Rifrev.com turned its attention to the best core exercises you can do before you run, RunnersConnect focused on the issue of running shoe rotation, and articles from FamilyDoctor.org and SantaCruzWaves.com focused on the timeless issue of how to run and stay injury-free.

This week’s breaking running news

Elsewhere there were some world records broken – and some victories taken away. Here’s our usual quick round-up of this week’s top stories:

A good running week for…
  • Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. The US Olympic Committee confirmed that the cities had been shortlisted as potential hosts of the 2024 Olympic Games.
  • US sprinter Trayvon Bromell. The athlete became the first junior to clock under 10 seconds in the 100m, with a new world junior record time of 9.97 seconds as he won the US collegiate championships. (See also the featured video of another stunning, but wind-assisted and so non-record qualifying, run by Trayvon earlier in the year.)
  • Mo Farah. Mo’s back! The star athlete confirmed that he intends to compete for England in both the 5000m and 10000m events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer.
A bad running week for…
  • Zola Budd. Runner’s World reported that the 48 year-old athlete, no stranger to controversy in the past, was deprived of the age-group title in the South Africa Comrades marathon.
  • New runners. A study of new runners found that more than a quarter suffered injury over the course of year. Medial tibial stress syndrome – commonly known as shin splints – was the most common injury suffered by the group. The average time to recover from a running injury was around two months – and, for some, almost two years.
  • Russian athlete Kseniya Ryzhova. The world and European champion in the 4×400 relay received a nine-month ban for doping, after testing positive for banned stimulant trimetazidine at the World Indoor Championships in Poland in March.

More reading on this week’s top stories

Have you come across an interesting article on this week’s issues? If so, why not add to the list of useful running story links below.

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