From making clothing choices (for all kinds of weather) and mapping out your race calendar, to deciding on the right-for-you injury treatment, finding a local running group, and training for your first (or 7th) race, this list of resources will help. Check back often as more resources will be added!
Want to share what’s helped you along your running journey? Email heather [at] michiganrunnergirl [dot] com
Don’t let winter stop you from running outside–check out the MRG Winter Running Guide here »
Race Clothing & Gear
Mapping Out Your Running
Finding Running Partners
Running specialty stores often host group runs and offer race training opportunities. You can also find running friends through the running groups. Details and links to these here »
Injury Prevention & Dealing with Injuries (They happen!)
Holland Hospital Sports Medicine 3D Gait Analysis evaluates your personal running or walking form to identify your potential risk of injury and provide recommendations to prevent future injuries. Holland Hospital is the only hospital in West Michigan that offers this break-through technology, which uses three high-definition cameras to record and map your body’s movement while you walk or run on a treadmill. Data helps our medical staff identify movement patterns that may be causing your pain, or help you to correct your movements to prevent future injury.
MRG is partnering with Holland Hospital in 2017 — stay tuned for articles on the blog about Heather’s experience trying out this 3D Gait Analysis in spring 2017.
Posts that have touched on the various injuries I’ve dealt with:
- Quad pain (i.e. “heavy legs”), experienced during training for marathon #6 in 2014 »
- Plantar Fasciitis »