Question of the week: Do you stretch?

USATF recently concluded a study on pre-run stretching in which they found “Over a three-month period there was no statistically significant difference in injury risk between the pre-run stretching and non-stretching groups.”  http://www.usatf.org/stretchStudy/StretchStudyReport.pdf

So this week’s question is do you stretch?  If so, when– before running, after running, and/or at other times?  And what types of stretching?

Question of the week: Fall race plans

Summer is coming to an end, the days are getting shorter (but hopefully cooler); school is back in session; and the fall racing season will be getting underway.  For many runners, that means cross country races, fall marathons and half marathons, or maybe 5k’s, 10k’s, or 10 milers.  What races are on your calendar this fall?

Question of the week: advice for new runners

What one piece of advice would you give to new runners?  

Whether you’ve only been running for a short while (i.e. Running Starters., that means you!), or you’ve been running for years, surely you’ve learned something from your own experience, or from watching others, or maybe from a coach, a running buddy, or a book that has made a difference in your running.

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