Feeling post-race pain? DOMS may be to blame

May 8th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Injuries | No Comments »

Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is a common complaint among many first-time racers and almost all marathoners. Fortunately, it’s entirely normal and often only temporary.

Running injury prevention and management – Common complaints and what to do about them

February 14th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Injuries, Training | No Comments »

  Many runners are now training for their upcoming goal races. With that comes weekly workouts, long runs and higher mileage. It is also the time of year that new and unusual aches and pains […]

Pain as pleasure? You got to believe it to benefit from it

January 17th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Research for the Run, Science, Training | No Comments »

Pain is almost exclusively a negative feeling. We avoid it whenever possible. Runners know this. Running 5K pace is painful. So is kilometre 40 of the marathon, but how we perceive and frame the pain we […]

Your perception of pain might be making your muscles hurt more

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Running Injuries, Science, Training | No Comments »

Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.

Fact or fiction: Getting on point about acupuncture

April 14th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Some insist it can relieve the pain associated with tight muscles and joints. Others are more skeptical. Can acupuncture work for you?

Why we keep racing

May 6th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

You know how much the end of that race hurts? Probably not. New research, published earlier this year, has added to the understanding that we’re not all that great at remembering pain very well. […]

Study: Aerobic training may increase pain tolerance

August 13th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Science, Training | No Comments »

Runners may have a higher pain tolerance than the general population, a new study has found. Published earlier this month, the study found 24 young, healthy individuals who all lived similar lifestyles, but 12 […]

No pain, no gain: Positive perceptions of pain increase tolerance

January 14th, 2013 by | Posted in Blogs | No Comments »

Pain is inevitably a part of what we do as runners, but how we perceive that pain and our willingness to embrace it may have important implications.