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By: hillaryhoffman

I started running for fun and exercise about three years ago, and I'm currently training for my third half-marathon.  This blog will discuss my experiences as well as provide general advice about how to train intelligently and avoid injuries.


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Boston Marathon 2010 - Apr 19
The sun finally peeked out after two days of rain for this morning's Boston Marathon, arguably the most exciting event on the running calendar.  Since I'm able to run neither ...
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Less than a month to go! - Apr 12
In just under four weeks, I'll be in NH running my first race of 2010, the Big Lake Half-Marathon.  So, my weekend long runs are getting longer and will continue to do so ...
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Advice for new runners - Mar 31
Since I started running just a few years ago, I have a lot of fresh advice for first-time runners.  Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started:  ...
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Intro post - Mar 29
Hi!  This is my inaugural blog post here on knee1.com.  I started running about 3 years ago as a way to stay in shape and have fun.  Currently, I'm training ...
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Posted: Apr 12, 2010 15:42
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  • Less than a month to go!

    In just under four weeks, I'll be in NH running my first race of 2010, the Big Lake Half-Marathon.  So, my weekend long runs are getting longer and will continue to do so for the next 2 weeks.  This weekend, my Sunday started with a 9-miler.  Today (Monday), my stiff calves are telling me that I probably did not spend enough time stretching them afterward! I'll definitely be putting more time and thought into my post-run stretching routine this week.

    Knee1 has a very nice list of stretches (with video to guide you through them step-by-step).  Though many of these exercises are highlighted for post-surgical rehab, they really are appropriate for everyone. Stretching is listed as part of the treatment regime for all of the common running injuries listed in this feature story.  But that doesn't mean you should wait until you're injured to start stretching!  In fact, stretching and strengthening your leg muscles is a great way to avoid injury.  See this article and this article for details and suggestions.

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