My high school cross country team today: The Canyon Cowboys.

Question of the Day

Hey ABS, One of the cool things about running as a youth, pre-high school, is that you can really stand out at a young age. You only race against other people who have also discovered the sport early, so if

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Can’t Boost My Iron! What should I do?

Corrine, A couple iron rich foods you could try to get an extra boost are clams, muscles, and oysters. They are much higher than beef! 20 small clams has 295% DV of iron compared to 35% DV in a 6oz

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This is my high school team at training camp.

Six Tips to Have Your Best XC Season Ever?

Hey F.R. That’s great news that your mono is cleared up and your iron is up. Those two things alone will make a really big difference. Add in your determination and some good decisions and you’re in for a great

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How Do You Fix an IT Band Injury?

Bryna, Mine has been a problem since October, so I don’t know if you want my advice. Andrea, a fellow runner I talked to today, told me something that resonated: “Unlike other injuries, IT bands and achilles tendons are on

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Should I Take a Break after the Season?

Hi Leah! Even if you think your season wasn’t crazy demanding, the fact that you had a “racing season” means you would probably benefit from a “resting season.” Definitely take some time completely off running. Even multiple world record holder

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Ankle Sprain Pain that Just Won’t Quit?

Hi Katie P, With all the cross country training people have been doing, I’ve been getting a lot of ankle questions lately! When you have experienced a bad ankle sprain in the past, you are more likely to re-sprain it,

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Discouraged by Weight Gain After Injury?

Hi Elle, When I injured my navicular in 2008, I went from 125 to 140.  Yikes. I totally know what you are going through right now. Coming back to running in a heavier body is not only sucky and hard,

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Why am I Getting Stomach Cramps? (problem solved)

The most recent diagnosis is posted at the top!  Looks like the problem is solved! 8/3/11 diagnosis: Stomach ulcer with possible visceral and muscular fascia disturbances resulting from training through it for a long time. I had an ultrasound of

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