Tuesday, June 10, 2014
My name is Brian Goldman and I am 36 years old. After several years of cycling I was looking for a change of pace that would fit into my lifestyle. I am married with three young children and have found it difficult to find time to go on long bike rides. In April of 2013 some friends from work started running and I decided to tag along. I never really enjoyed running, but had only run on treadmills in the past. My first run was as 3 mile struggle and I averaged around 12:30 minutes/mile, having to stop several times to catch my breath. Over the next few months I progressed and was running at an average pace of 9:30 minutes/mile. Unfortunately I started developing shin splints. Over the next year I dealt with one injury after another from IT Band issues, to tendonitis, to hip pain. I spent countless hours researching injury prevention and even went to a running coach to change my form. I ran my first half marathon on April 26, 2014 (the American River Parkway Half Marathon) with an average pace of 9:12 minutes/mile.
I now love running and have a passion for helping other people get through their running pain so they too can enjoy running. The blog posts will include information about various injuries, including how to differentiate between them and different treatments options. Because there are numerous products that aid in the prevention and treatment of running injuries, I will also be doing product reviews from time to time as some of these items have been key to keeping me in the running game.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and all of the information and advice that I provide is strictly my opinion based on research that I have done. I recommend having a doctor diagnose your injuries and recommend treatment options for your injuries.
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