Your core is just as it sounds...the bit in the middle but many people think that working your core is about just performing lots of sit ups. Abdominal curls and crunches do have their place in training but to build a strong core you have to work many more muscles than just the '6 pack' ones. Core [...]
As I am trying to get rid of a persistent injury in my calf I decided to write about this and other injuries runners often encounter at some time in training. In the last few years I have suffered a few injuries, most seriously a stress fracture in my tibia and an ankle broken in two places (after tripping on a twig!). Other injuries have been short lived including calf strains, achy quads and tight glutes resulting in hip pain.