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Running Injuries

Running injuries happen all the time. Soreness and cramping are among the most common running injuries but some of them can be far more serious. Check out this section to learn all about running injuries and how to deal with them.

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How to Treat a Side Stitch

"Oh, gotta stop for one second! I have a side stitch!" Has that ever happened to you while running? Of course it has. We've got some simple techniques for avoiding and treating this common ailment.


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