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How I cope with a running injury

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webmaster | 06/13/13

Whatever you want to call it — jinxing myself, speaking too soon, or forgetting to knock on wood — I did it. I got hurt.

I wrote a column about how this time around, I was running injury free. In high school I’d end every cross country and track practice with ice taped to my shins and knees. Now as an adult, I changed my running form and my shoes and it made all the difference.

That column hasn’t been published yet because I ended up getting hurt, making that column null and void.

I developed one of the most common running injuries, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, or ITBS. I’m not sure how or why, but it seemed to come on pretty fast...


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