Apr 092011

Recently, completer of 14 marathons and our uncle, Steve Jaros wrote an article entitled, “How to Cure Runner’s Knee.”  We asked him to write this article because after running my first half-marathon, my knee’s were killing me.  I knew that I would have to do something to insure that a similar situation didn’t arise again in the future.

I want to highlight the tips that he recommended so that it will help to reinforce myself in becoming a more intelligent and less likely to be injured runner.  Uncle Steve says that any injury below the waste can be contributed to wearing the wrong shoes, which I find fascinating.  If that’s the case then I definitely need to get me some new shoes.

Increases in distances and pacing should be methodically planned out and that their is no need to push yourself in training as over-enthusiasm often leads to injury.  I can definitely say that I was not ready to run the half-marathon.  He also says it takes over 6 months to prepare for a marathon, I can say that I won’t be properly prepared for that either.  Unfortunately, my brother and I became “over-enthusiastic” and know we’ll probably be hurting as a result of it. 

The substance you run on does have an impact on your body.  According to Uncle Steve dirt paths and grass parks are better than macadam and macadam is better than concrete. 

Other good ideas would be to check leg-length discrepancies with a chiropracter; doing leg work-outs at appropriate intervals between slow-long distance workouts and speed workouts; checking your heart rate every morning (if your heart rate jumps significantly it’s a good indicator that you’re training too hard); and use ice and advil anytime you feel even the slightest pain in your body.

Thank you Uncle Steve Jaros for your tips on how to cure runner’s knee.  I need to do everything I can to make sure that my knees will be ready to complete our first marathon . . . in just 24 days.

Apr 022011
  1. How to Cure Runner’s Knee – An article by Steve Jaros about how to cure runner’s knee.  Steve Jaros has over 50 years of running experience and has completed 14 marathons.  Steve also happens to be our Uncle.  http://runningbrothers.com/789/how-to-cure-runners-knee-by-steve-jaros/
  2. The Running Brothers Movie – We’re making a movie!  Here about our exploits as we are writing, filming and creating our first movie.  http://runningbrothers.com/category/the-running-brothers-movie/
  3. The Post Race Blues – The Post Race Blues hit The Running Brothers hard after their first half marathon.  http://runningbrothers.com/859/the-post-race-blues/
  4. Los Alamitos’ Race on the Base – A series of articles dedicated to our experience at the 2011 Race on the Base.  http://runningbrothers.com/category/events/los-alamitos-race-on-the-base/
  5. Ironman Training – Follow Zeb as he trains for his first marathon.  Take some time to encourage him along the way.  http://runningbrothers.com/category/zeb/ironman-training/
  6. The Integrious Project – Our cousin Beau has his own website devoted to making Integrious a word in the dictionary.  Not only that, but he wants to have people think and act integriously.  Read our article about The Integrious Project. http://runningbrothers.com/875/the-integrious-project/
  7. March 18, My 30th Birthday.  On March 18, 2011, Zeb turned 30.  Find out how his birthday went in the following article.  http://runningbrothers.com/863/march-18-my-30th-birthday/
  8. My 30 Day Plan Until I’m 30.  I had a plan to get into the best shape of my life by the time I was 30.  It didn’t work out completely, but I did get in pretty good shape . . .  http://runningbrothers.com/category/zeb/30-day-plan-until-im-30/
  9. Partying or Training – My brother and I planned on getting some training in on our trip to Vegas for Michael Nunez’s bachelor party . . . How well do you think that worked out?  http://runningbrothers.com/845/partying-or-training/