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My Definitive Stance on Shoes – For Now

My Definitive Stance on Shoes – For Now

Ok. Let’s fight. I’m going to build the case for how you should select your shoes both for running and for life. This is the kind of debate that will start fights. Whataburger or In-n-Out? Coke or Pepsi? Backstreet Boys or N*Sync? Did Dez catch it or not (he did)?...

Pregnancy Safe Strength Training

Pregnancy Safe Strength Training

What we know about strength training during pregnancy is all positive. Lifting to tolerance can help reduce labor times, improve outcomes following childbirth, and improve overall mood throughout pregnancy. There are some things to consider when lifting that may...

You Lift Bro?

You Lift Bro?

Runners don’t lift. We should, but we don’t. There are 3 categories of runners when it comes to strength training. Group 1 never lifts and at best cross trains some (typically because they were hurt and could not run). Group 2 does “some strength work a couple times a...

Race Day

Race Day

Excitement, nerves, and anticipation are just a few words to describe what you feel the last few days before your goal race. It’s finally here. That day you only imagined and have been picturing in your head for months. Now what?...We have previously talked about...

Race Lead Up

Race Lead Up

“Wait. I have to run the race?” You GET to run the race, finally! This is the most exciting and nerve racking part of running. For months, you have been running in the hopes of getting to the starting line and now it’s almost here. Race week and the couple of weeks...

Bad Race

Bad Race

'Cause you had a bad (race), you're taking one down. You sing a sad song just to turn it around. You say you don't know. You tell me, "don't lie". You work at a smile, and you go for a (run). You had a bad (race). Or something like that… Now what? This is the hardest...

Get your foot off the break

Get your foot off the break

If you could have one superpower what would it be? My unofficial poll as a Pine Cove Camp Counselor over the years sampling 6th and 7th graders shows that the 2 most common answers are flight and super speed. Why not both? By definition, when you run, both feet leave...

5 FAQs

5 FAQs

As a seasoned marathon runner, exercise physiologist, and physical therapist, I tend to hear a lot of running related questions. Depending on who is asking me, some questions are serious and some are generally said in jest....

The Perception of Exercising While Pregnant

The Perception of Exercising While Pregnant

During pregnancy it is hard to feel motivated to get moving. In the first trimester you may be dealing with bouts of morning sickness that make exercise feel impossible. As you reach your third trimester you’re dealing with a growing belly, back pain, hip pain, and...

Run Safety

Run Safety

*Part 2 of 2* I have a few rules when it comes to running.  Know where the nearest bathroom is just in case. Tell my wife when I should be home and generally where I am running. The “I do not mess with things faster than me” rule is my favorite. I generally...

Run Safety

Run Safety

*Part 1 of 2* Safety is a topic that no one really wants to have to address, but considering some of these things and planning ahead can literally save your life. Running is fun, it has countless benefits, but when done at the wrong time/place it can be very...

Different Runs

Different Runs

Why do we train? For some this is a philosophical question, but on the surface we train so we can get better. Most of the time there is a race at the end of the road that we are trying to run, so we hope to get our bodies ready for the race we will run. A good...

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