Are you constantly suffering a running injury that causes you to stop running and then when you are starting to feel good again and start running you get another injury?
Do you think you are old and slow and have never been an athlete so you wonder if you should even be trying to run? Do you think you can’t do hard stuff and your mind becomes the biggest challenge you must overcome so you can be a “runner”? Does it get hard to balance running with life…and those nagging injuries? Do you want to become a faster runner? Do you want to run a 10-minute mile or a 5k in under 30 minutes?
Well, I have just the right person for you to listen to because Tara is one of our Healthy Runner Coaching winners and she will share the struggles she was going through trying to run and balance life as a mom of 5 busy kids ages 7-14 and constantly getting injured.
Listen to the Podcast Episode during your next run!
If you are struggling with constant injuries, stop and start run cycles, juggling being the best mom you can be, and wanting to run faster and you don’t want to give up, you will be able to gain some inspiration from Tara’s story so you can do it too (even if you have never been “skinny” “a runner” or an “athlete”)
Learn more about the program Tara went through in shaving 11 minutes off her half marathon time:
Let’s jump on a strategy call with me (Dr. Duane Scotti) as your running coach and physical therapist to see if you are a good fit for how I help runners crush their running goals and become lifelong injury free runners!
Grab your slot on my calendar…
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Connect with Tara:
Instagram: @taverstables https://www.instagram.com/taverstables/
Health Coaching with Tara: https://coach.optavia.com/taraoliver
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Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!
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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.