Blogs about Running

How to Ease the Pain of a Long Run

Long runs are an integral part of training for medium and long distance running or triathlon events. A long run helps to build stamina and mental strength, both of which are essential if you are planning on taking part in a 10k, half or full marathon. The trouble is, whilst it is not so hard to psych yourself up for an interval session or tempo run on the treadmill, a long run is, well, long. So if your long runs are the least favourite part of your training regime, here are a few tips to help them be a bit more enjoyable.

Goal Setting Success!

Chose a goal and make a PLAN!!!!!

I have hurt my hamstring or have I? - 5 tips to what is or is not a hamstring injury.

In this article we discuss when hamstring pain can be diagnosed as a hamstring injury with John from Synergy Physio. Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries that present to a physiotherapy clinic. However although common there are many things that can pretend to be a hamstring injury that are not indeed hamstring injuries.

Get Back to Running Sensibly this Spring

We tend to what everything “now”… Information, meals, shows etc.. One area you must have patience in is your health. We don’t lose our health and fitness all at once, so we must allow proper progression and physical adaptation to regain our health safely. If we do not, we risk getting physically sore, fatigued and injuries. We can get frustrated and discouraged when we do not see immediate results and then possibly give up. Over all wellness is a life long journey to be enjoyed and maintained.

Shamrock Marathon 2015

The Shamrock Marathon has become one of my favorite spring races.

Orlanda really enjoyed the "Shamrock Run" this past Sunday in Portland!

The Dark Horse

Back in December, I rallied 14 of my boot campers to sign up for the Mad Anthony Mud Run in Waynesboro, VA.  We figured this would give us incentive to keep our fitness/running during the cold winter months.  One by one everyone registered, and we are talking ALL ages and abilities!  The thing they all had in common was gusto and heart!  There was one young woman who signed up that I thought "Good for her, she is really getting stronger and in great shape!".

Bright Beginnings 5K

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } You know that children are the most under privileged people not only in the US. Here is how you can help support Bright Beginnings on their mission to help others. 

Triathlon Training part 2: "The Need for Speed"

Ok triathlon athletes (this blog is also for biathlons, marathon, and other races you compete in) at this point you should be well within your conditioning phase. Continue with your squats, lunges, single leg touchdowns and core training. It’s time to add some speed training.

Run Fest 2015

Run Farther & Faster and PROACTION Physical Therapy