Training Tips for Runners

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Whether you're an experienced runner or a seasoned pro, find resources to help you stay healthy and on the road with the professionals from UW Health's Runner's Clinic.

 

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Tips to Help Runners Prevent Injury, Stay Safe and Improve Their Run

 

 

Training Tips for Runners: Can Changes in Step Rate Reduce Pain?

Approximately 56 percent of recreational runners and as high as 90 percent of runners training for marathons will sustain a running-related injury.6 Approximately 50 percent of all running-related injuries are knee injuries, with nearly half of those...
3/21/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Can Changes in Step Rate Reduce Pain?

Training Tips for Runners: Distance Running in Hot and Humid Conditions

As the temperature rises, there are a number of things to consider to compete successfully in distance events in hot and humid conditions: 1. Slow down.  The best way to end up in the medical tent on an excessively hot day is to run without...
8/05/2013 | Training Tips for Runners: Distance Running in Hot and Humid Conditions

Training Tips for Runners: Guide to Understanding Common Running Injuries

As a runner, there are times when you will experience pain or discomfort during the run. It's important to be aware of your body and understand when it's okay to continue, and when you need to stop to prevent more severe injury. This is especially tr...
5/21/2014 | Training Tips for Runners: Guide to Understanding Common Running Injuries

Training Tips for Runners: How to Dress When Running in Winter

Clothing plays a vitally important role with ensuring running safety during cold weather. With proper planning and adequate layers of clothes, runners can train outdoors throughout the winter with minimal interruption. Maintaining appropriate te...
1/27/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: How to Dress When Running in Winter

Training Tips for Runners: Lightning and Runner Safety

When training for long runs, runners may be caught outside during bouts of unexpected severe weather. It is important to be aware of what to do when conditions suddenly deteriorate and severe weather approaches. Lightning The most common se...
3/20/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Lightning and Runner Safety

Training Tips for Runners: Marathon Training Program for Beginners

"I'm gonna run a marathon!" Do you know anyone who has ever uttered those words? A family member? A friend? Perhaps it was you. People often get caught up in the excitement of watching a marathon and impulsively make the decision to sign up...
2/22/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Marathon Training Program for Beginners

Training Tips for Runners: Planning Your Meals During the Final Week of Marathon Training

You have come to the final week of training for your marathon, and this week continues your preparation phase for race day. Let's turn the focus to your nutritional needs throughout this week. A Runner's Change in Diet The decline of your i...
5/23/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Planning Your Meals During the Final Week of Marathon Training

Training Tips for Runners: Proper Hydration

Only a few decades ago the importance of proper hydration was not fully realized. The degree to which dehydration affected performance and the rate at which heat illnesses were caused by dehydration were largely overlooked. Athletes were thought to b...
3/21/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Proper Hydration

Training Tips for Runners: Running in Winter

It is important to remember that like all sports, running has three seasons – pre-season, in-season and post-season. Your off season training program is the optimal time to restore balance to your body and improve your running performance. ...
10/21/2013 | Training Tips for Runners: Running in Winter

Training Tips for Runners: Staying Safe While Running

Outdoor environments pose inherent dangers for runners. Motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians all present challenges to the runner that can be minimized with appropriate safety strategies. All of these strategies follow two basic rules:Run d...
2/28/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Staying Safe While Running

Training Tips for Runners: Tips to Keep Your Routine Going All Winter Long

Running enthusiasts dread the onset of winter in Wisconsin, when they say goodbye to sunny, 60-degree weather and hello to the snow, wind, darkness and freezing temperatures. Whether you brave the weather and stay outside all winter long, or bring yo...
11/17/2014 | Training Tips for Runners: Tips to Keep Your Routine Going All Winter Long

Training Tips for Runners: Weather Conditions and Winter Running

Living in Wisconsin provides runners with many challenges for winter training. This is particularly true for runners training for long-distance events. The cold, wind, snow and ice make for a dynamic environment, and runners must be prepared in order...
1/26/2012 | Training Tips for Runners: Weather Conditions and Winter Running