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Retrocalcaneal bursitis

May 9, 2010


Yeap… That is what I have been suffering from for the past few years. I had thought it was due to heavy heel striking but it isn’t. I’ve been consistently landing on my mid-foot now. From what I’ve been reading on the internet, it is the shoes!!! The back of my left heel bone (calcaneus) […]

Right Knee and ITB

March 29, 2010


I did a bit of speedwork last sunday and still felt the fatigue from Friday’s 20 mile run. I called it a day pretty early. But what’s worse was the pain in my right knee which arise during the long runs. It got worse I didn’t take care of it. Thinking that a 2-day rest […]

Running Log – Run Tall, Run Soft

February 3, 2010


Running makes me happy. Running makes me tired. Running makes me stronger. Running makes me sane. I love running. I felt angry, frustrated and sad. I went running. I felt breathless. I felt tired. I felt pain. I felt better. My left heel and lower back felt most of the pain. I’m not in pain […]

Barefoot Running Professor

February 1, 2010


I don’t think I’m about to go barefoot anytime soon but I do think it is worth a try. Watch Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman talk about barefoot running, how it can generate less impact and minimize running-related injuries.

The Great Running Shoe Debate

January 12, 2010


It started with a recent post on Peak Performance by Amby Burfoot titled:  Do Running Shoes Cause Running Injuries? A Few Insights on a Dismal Science. In the post, Amby lamented about his frustration searching through medical papers on the subject. However, his discussion quickly became a running in shoes vs running barefoot debate. The […]