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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...

My Personal Running Story

My Personal Running Story

I am a runner. At this point in my life I am used to saying this but that has not always been true. My first love is and has always been soccer. It is through soccer that I found running. My typical statement is something along the lines of, “it is a lot easier to run...

How to build your run

How to build your run

You just run, right? This is why, on the surface, running is so easy and yet so complicated at the same time. If you go too far down the rabbit hole you will lose sight of how blissfully simple this sport is, but if you approach it too casually you quickly learn that...

5 Things you need to do to start your running training

5 Things you need to do to start your running training

The middle of summer is now behind us. Teachers and students are going back to school. High school sports have started their practices and the focus is now starting to shift to the fall. One of the highlights of fall for me is always fall running training. After the...

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