On the A to Z Running Podcast, Dr. Marie Whitt discusses shin splints and foot pain solutions for runners. Tune in for your running education!
Stick around after that for the latest from the world of running, including the 25k championships in Grand Rapids, a high school only record, and Doha Diamond League.
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MAIN TOPIC: SHIN SPLINTS AND FOOT PAIN SOLUTIONS
Main Topic: Shin Splints and Foot Pain Solutions
What are shin splints? How do they happen? What can I do about it? If you’ve asked these questions, you’re not alone. Shin splints and lower leg pain are common runner problems.
On the show today, Dr. Marie Whitt joins to discuss common runner problems like shin splints and foot pain, sharing practical preventative measures among other things.
Stick around after that for the latest from the world of running, including the USATF 25k championships, a new high school record, and the first installment of the Diamond League circuit.
Marie Whitt has her doctorate in physical therapy practicing out of Dearborn Michigan, but has also grown her resources online. As a runner herself, Marie is passionate about keeping runners healthy and challenges her running patients to Dare to Train Differently.
This week, we discussed with Marie common runner problems, specifically focusing on shin splints and foot pain. Most runners have experienced these at some point, but even if you haven’t, the preventative measures revealed in the episode will help you become stronger runners! Tune in!
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As you may be gathering from our recent podcasts with medical professionals, the problem never exists in isolation. We must be looking at the kinetic chain and how we can strengthen and activate so we don’t, as Marie says, overload certain areas or muscle groups.
WORLD OF RUNNING
World of Running
Amway Riverbank Run Andrea, Craig, Madeline & Mike, Karl, Mark, Lewis, Kristi, Pete, Mary, Zach S, Dan O, (Andrew, Hannah, Jacob were pacing) and PRs by Nikki and Erin
Chadd ran the Rock Ridge 50 miler.
#1. 25k USATF Road Championships
- While temps were hot, so was the competition in Grand Rapids Michigan.
- With one of the most competitive 25 female championships to date, pro runners (and many of YOU) lined up for a steamy 80+ degree distance race.
- It simply was not a record-breaking day, but the competition would’ve been capable.
- While it was pay- blocked to view by NBC, you can watch USATF.TV now which I will link to on atozrunning.com
- Women’s Race
- On the women’s side there were headliner names such as Keira D’Amato – American Marathon Record Holder 2:19:12, World 10 Mile Women’s Only Record, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Olympian, 2020 US Marathon Trials Champion , 10x US Champ, Lindsay Flanagan- who has won many races, finished top 10 in many major races, & has scored more points in USA championships than I can count.
- Watch the women’s highlights HERE
- Keira and Aliphine up front after a mile
- Chase pack developed Dakotah Lindwurm, Lindsay Flanagan, Lauren Paquette but didn’t last long. The early hills strung out the runners.
- 5k at 16:24 for Keira and Aliphine
- Keria and Aliphine made huge space on the pack
- Aliphine pulled ahead at 11 miles
Women’s Top Ten Results
- Aliphine Tuliamuk 1:23:19
- Keira D’Amato 1:24:04
- Dakotah Lindwurm 1:26:37
- Sarah Pagano 1:27:52
- Andrea Pomaranski 1:28:20
- Molly Bookmyer 1:28:40
- Lindsay Flanagan 1:28:56
- Brittney Feivor 1:29:09
- Sakiko Minagawa 1:31:54
- Joanna Stephens 1:32:46
- Men’s Race
- Parker Stinson (25k record holder) did the work, taking it out, with Leonard Korir, and Futsum right behind him.
- Leonard Korir was a last minute addition to the field, midnight the night before.
- Leonard took it and opened up at 10k (2016 Olympian at the 10000)
- Leonard is the circuit leader
Men’s Top Ten Results
- Leonard Korir 1:15:53
- Futsum Zeinasellassie 1:16:29
- Kiya Dandena 1:16:42
- Johnny Crain 1:16:49
- Will Nation 1:17:40
- Tyler Jermann 1:18:08
- Haron Lagat 1:18:48
- Parker Stinson 1:19:19
- Joshua Park 1:19:22
- Fernando Cabada 1:20:53
#2. Fastest Mile in a HS Race
- 57 year old record!
- Gary Martin broke Jim Ryun’s Record For Fastest Mile In A US High School Race
- Gary Martin ran 3:57.98 in his district meet.
- Martin’s sub-4 came in a high school-only race and without the help of a rabbit.
- Only five times has a high school athlete broken 4 in a high school-only competition and
- only one other time before today had it happened without the help of a rabbit.
- The previous fastest with high-schoolers-only mile was Ryun in 3:58.3
- 14th HS to break 4 in the mile.
- 4 min has been broken 9 times in the last 7 years (by HS boys)
- Alan Webb still holds the fastest time, but it wasn’t in a HS race. In 2001, Alan Webb ran 3:53.43.
- Regardless of race situation, Martin’s time is 5th all-time for US HS boys (behind Webb, Ryun, Hobbs Kessler, and Drew Hunter)
#3. Diamond League commences in Doha
- Diamond league events are underway.
- What Let’s Run is calling, “the slowest diamond league in history.”
- Big names like Abel Kipsang, Faith Kipyegon, Timothy Cheruiyot, Soufiane El Bakkali, and Lamecha Girma
- Why do we bring this up? These runners are not slow, in fact they are some of the fastest in history. 20mph winds were out of their control.
- Run the race you’re in. Run the effort.
- Previous guest, Hillary Bor was looking strong with a 4th place opener. 8:17.83
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