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Posts Tagged ‘Running Shoes San Diego’

Shin Pain is common in runners…..especially new long distance runners.  A catch-all term for shin pain is “shin splints”.  I call this a garbage can diagnosis because that is where it belongs…..in the can.  Shin splints is a term used to describe your muscles “splinting” in their response to injury.  You could have tendonitis, bone […]

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ITBS or Iliotibial Band Syndrome is the being of any runner’s existence.  It can feel like someone is stabbing you in the side of the knee forcing you stop running.  It is frustrating because runners will rest a few days to a week, their knee feels fine and so they go run.  The n a […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome I had the pleasure to examine a female runner with moderate long distance running experience recently.  She has run 20-25 miles a week for years with one full marathon and 15 half marathons under her belt.  She is also a well known fitness trainer in San Diego and prides herself on cross […]

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A female runners with 3 years of marathoning experience presented to my office yesterday complaining of persistent lateral knee pain while running.  She stated that it started during the 2013 Carlsbad Half Marathon around mile 6 and felt like someone was stabbing her with an ice pick in the side of her knee.  She limped […]

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WE’RE MOVING … A Letter to SDRI Customers and Patients From Owner:  Dr. Victor J. Runco  I want to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation for your patronage of the San Diego Running Institute for the last 10 years.  During this time I was able to work with some of the kindest […]

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When I opened my San Diego running store ten years ago I had a very different perspective on finding the proper shoe for a runner.  I mean, it is just a shoe.  If it is comfortable than it is perfectly fine to run in.  If it is uncomfortable than it is not.  The thought never […]

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It seems the barefoot running craze might have peaked.  Gone are the days of runners entering my store with that glazed look in their eye and the familiar phrase “have you read the book” referencing “Born to Run”.  They wanted nothing but the Vibram Five Finger shoe which promised to deliver them from all running […]

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Do shoes cause injury?  Does running barefoot or in Vibram Five Finger shoes prevent injury?  How about minimalist running shoes?  These are all hot topics in today’s running world.  Hardly a run goes by that I do not overhear runners debating the advantages or disadvantages or barefoot style running.  Most of these debates are based […]

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Running injuries happen to all of us……eventually. If you run far enough, fast enough or do not get enough recovery time you will get injured. Often it is hard to know the difference between normal aches and pains and an actual injury. When can you run with an injury? When should you rest? How long? These are all common questions that are difficult to answer simply because not all running injuries are the same. Also, different body areas take different times to heal based on their physiology and the degree of the injury. For example

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Lacing up your San Diego trail running shoes can be difficult when the temperatures are soaring, especially during an unusually humid summer like this one. But training during the summertime can pay off when the temps cool down. Read our tips for successful training while it’s still summertime: Hydrate! Make sure to hydrate throughout the […]

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Congrats! You just completed a marathon! Whether it was your first or your third (and you managed to cut 10 minutes off your time!), you might be experiencing PMS now that the race is over with. The PMS I’m talking about isn’t what you’re thinking of though, it’s Post-Marathon Syndrome. You know that feeling of […]

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Even if you’re first in line for San Diego trail running events, you might still get bored with your daily run—and that’s ok. If you run the same routine during the week, you are bound to get bored. Here are a few tips for spicing things up: If time doesn’t allow you to run somewhere […]

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