Are you eager to hit the road again after undergoing ACL surgery? Imagine the satisfaction of returning to your favorite sport or activity, pain-free and stronger than ever. It’s not going to be easy, but with dedication and the right approach, you can fully recover. You’ll be running again in no time! In… View Article...Read More
Have you been struggling with a nagging injury that left you depressed, defeated, and you thought you would have to defer the one time you got selected for the race of your dreams? That is what Mary thought when she got selected for the New York City marathon lottery after she suffered a hamstring… View Article...Read More
Do you want to keep running during the cold winter months? I have coach Whitney LaCombe from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team from our Healthy Runner coaching team with me here today to share how you can dress for winter running success! In this episode, coach Whitney shares what layers you need… View Article...Read More
200 episodes!!! For the past 3 and a half years I’ve been bringing you the Healthy Runner video podcast without missing a week! I have been showing up consistently each and every week because it is one of my greatest joys in my weekly routine! In this episode, I share a special conversation with… View Article...Read More
Last month, I ran my 3rd ever marathon in Falmouth Cape Cod and it was the best one yet! Grateful for the marathon journey that I have been on these past 2 years. In this detailed blog post, I share my deep dive reflection with you on how I executed nearly the perfect race day… View Article...Read More
Have you just finished a marathon? If so, Congratulations!! You have accomplished something only less than 1% of the US population has done! A marathon is an incredible accomplishment and one that deserves some serious respect. Kudos to you! This week, 50,000 people finished the NYC marathon and I am entering my 5th week… View Article...Read More
Did you know that proper recovery is a key foundational concept for running success? Many runners underestimate the importance of recovery, but it can make all the difference in your performance and injury prevention. In this Ultimate Recovery Guide for Running, you will learn the strategies that will allow your body to recover from all… View Article...Read More
Hey Runner! Want to do the thing we all love so much and do it for a long time and make it sustainable? In this episode, we uncover keys to running for life, community, and the planet that will bring joy to your running for longevity! Tina Muir from Running for Real is… View Article...Read More
Before you even think about lacing up your running shoes on race day, there are specific strategies you need to implement prior to race day to ensure success! Whether it’s finishing within a certain time or simply crossing that finish line, having a specific plan in place will keep you on track. In this… View Article...Read More
Attention all runners! Are you tired of aching feet and that sluggish feeling during your runs limiting your performance? Well, today we’re about to uncover the hidden secret of the big toe that will revolutionize your running game forever! Dr. Lisa is a physical therapist that specializes in the prevention and treatment of running injuries… View Article...Read More
You can teach an old dog new tricks!!! I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach. I am soooo glad I made the investment in me! I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier! The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching. I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong. I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot! The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally. I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age. Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!
My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.
I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.
I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!
Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.
The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.
At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.
I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.