I love the weather this time of year - late summer/early fall in Ohio can have the best of both seasons coexisting perfectly. The mornings and evenings are becoming darker and cooler, tempting me to pull my light sweatshirts out from the back of the closet. The afternoons often still peak with temperatures in the 80s and the humidity that plagues us here in the Ohio River Valley has mostly taken a chill pill until next spring. This perfect combination makes it my favorite season for running and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been a little more eager and motivated to lace up and head out for a few miles. Fall race season is upon us as well, and while I haven't trained enough for a distance race I do have my eye on the Run Like Hell 5K next month. It's been 5 years since I've ran through a cemetery in a halloween costume so it seems like a good time to do something about that.
The next few weeks I'm going to highlight a number of my most commonly seen running-related injuries that I treat as a PT, along with my go-to treatment strategies. The plan is to keep things simple and approachable, and to provide tips on how long to let things go before you see a professional in person. If you have a question or have an ailment that you would like to see featured, please let me know in the comments. Until then, enjoy the long run!