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Common Running Injuries



Based on arch type, cushioning level, and pronation style shoe need to be fit or "matched" properly to specific feet.  Shoes have a finite life expectancy whether used or unused.  Under normal circumstances this means switching shoes every 300-500 miles or about 6 months of consistent wear.  If you work, laugh, play, and also run in shoes, this timeframe can be very different.  


I.e. Standing on your feet for 4 hours a day without any running = 6 month replacement time

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel) accounts for over 3 million foot injuries in the United States. It is caused by small tears in the tissue that extends throughout the bottom of the foot.  It is usually noticed from a stabbing or sharp pain directly in front of the heel.

Have another injury that isn't listed here, call 607-217-4155 to speak to one of Confluence Running's fit experts.

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Matt has been with Confluence Running since the beginning, starting with organizing the store and later becoming the owner of Confluence Running.


Having been running for over 20 years as well as having trained professionally as a triathlete, Matt is also a professor in Binghamton University's Health and Wellness Department.  He also one of the founders of the Herald of Victory Marathon as well as a number of other local races and is a certified running and triathlon coach.  Matt is an active member of the local running clubs, both Triple Cities Runners Club where he is a board member and Binghamton University Running Club where he is a founding member.

Matt's favorite shoe is the Scott Kinabalu.

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Gaby has been with Confluence since 2016. She's been running for 2 years and just finished her first marathon. She is a PhD student at SUNY Binghamton.

She joined Confluence to do work on her MA thesis on how the experience of endurance training creates community. Her favorite part of running is training for an event. and hills. and track workouts.  


Her favorite shoe is the Hoka Clifton.

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