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Running Shoe Questions Answered For Beginner and Advanced Runners

Are you new to running during the coronavirus crisis or have you been running for years but are not sure if you are in the right shoe,  how to properly care for you shoes, or even when you should replace them? I was lucky enough to bring on Matt Santillo, running shoe expert from Woodbridge Running Company to the show to answer the most common questions asked by many beginner and advanced runners.

 

 

In this episode within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group, Matt shares running shoe tips for the following questions:

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview with Matt within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

 

 

You can also listen to the audio version of the Q&A I had with Matt Santillo on the Healthy Runner Podcast…now available on your favorite podcast app!

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

In this episode you will hear what Matt Santillo from Woodbridge Running Company had to say about the following questions:

How much wear/life can I expect from my shoes?

How do I know if I need a new pair of shoes?

Is it alright to put my running shoes in the washing machine to clean them?

 

These questions answered and many more! Matt is a wealth of knowledge and I know you will take away some pearls that will help you with your running. Matt has helped me personally for many years and it was a special treat to share all his knowledge with our Healthy Runner community!

 

 

 

Just Because You’re Home…Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Workout
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In this podcast and Facebook Live episode, Matt Santillo from Woodbridge Running Company shared some actionable tips that will help beginner and even advanced runners alike.  I personally thank Matt for his time and wisdom in helping us to put the best shoe possible on our feet in order for us to train safely and stay healthy!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

 

Stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running!

 

Stay safe,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

Connect with Matt Santillo at Woodbridge Running Company:

 

Phone: (203) 387-8704
Website: www.woodbridgerunningcompany.com
Email: woodrunco@yahoo.com
Facebook: @WoodbridgeRunningCo
Instragram: @woodbridgerunningco

 

 

 

Do you want to know more about our SPARK Physical Therapy running injury clinic or our healthy runner evaluation to get you on a specific plan to PREVENT any running related injuries as you ramp up your miles for 2020?

 

 

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Other Coronavirus Related Related Resources For Healthy Runners:

 

 

Did you struggle to stay fit in April?  Get your SPARK back as you rise up from this downturn!  Dropped some serious fire last night on Monday Night SPARK Live!  This video outlines the 3 benefits of having structured workouts.

 

Want the 3 reasons why you need structured workouts to hit your health goals?  CLICK HERE

 

 

Are you a runner who has had your spring race cancelled or delayed and you are struggling to get your running mojo back?  In this episode we are talking about how to run and train safely during this COVID-19 crisis with our Special Guest, Steve Carmichael who is founder of Runbuzz Pacebuilders online run coaching and running community as well as the host of the Runbuzz podcast.

To hear all of Steve’s knowledge and tips to get your mojo back CLICK HERE

 

 

Have you been worried about your health or the health of your loved one’s during this whole COVID crisis we are going through? In this episode we are talking about how we cope with this new world we live in during COVID with our Special Guest, Irene Bosco who is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Nutmeg Counseling Services in North Haven, Connecticut.

 

Click THIS LINK to hear Irene’s 3 tips that we can all implement during social isolation to help keep our families healthy.

 

 

Are you a parent who is feeling like you are juggling 3 jobs right now? Employee, mom, and teacher 24/7?  Are you struggling to keep your children active right now?…  Are you wondering what the best practices are to motivate your children to stay active during this coronavirus isolation? I know this is going on in my house and I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin who is an expert in this area.

 

In this episode, we are talking about how we can help and keep our children active during this crisis with our special guest, Brett Yarris who is founder and instructor at BioKinetiX a movement company in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

 

Click THIS LINK to hear Brett’s 3 Tips to help get your children more active!

 

 

What 3 tips did I learn during these past 3 weeks of being home social distanced from my world? How did I stay active and fit and maintain my sanity?… “I feel so out of control and with all the chaos going on in my house … how do I stay fit without going to the gym?!” Have you thought this to yourself?

 

I know I have! Personally I’ve had this issue this past week trying to balance life, family, work, and staying active. We all had big goals for 2020 and spring races, now that the plan has changed we can’t let ourselves dip into a place we don’t want to go! In this blog article, I got you covered on how you can stay active and fit with these 3 tips I learned during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Click THIS LINK to learn about my 3 Tips to boost your confidence with your home workouts during this difficult time.

 

 

Are you in need of some mental relief (like me) and are looking to get in some exercise during this time of social distancing?

 

Are you a runner who wants to stay healthy now more than ever for the benefits of your immune system while we try and prevent the spread of this virus ?

 

Click THIS LINK to learn how to “just keep running” during social distancing.

 

 

 

 

 

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“I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude towards Duane Scotti and the Spark Healthy Runner program. When I started working with Duane, I had been dealing with chronic shin splints/posterior tibialis tendinitis for almost a year.

I had worked with multiple other coaches and physical therapists with little success and was at the point of almost giving up on my love for running. Duane is so kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable as both a physical therapist and running coach. Our first virtual meeting lasted two hours because he was so meticulous in his assessment. His strength and running program is progressive and created so that you can continue to build strength and mileage as you heal. His strength program is unique, effective, and fun.

Additionally, his warm-up routine is awesome and includes drills that over time have made me a more efficient runner. His training platform is easy to use, and he is always readily available to chat when problems or questions arise.

Over four months of working with Duane, I have built back to five days a week of running and am almost back up to my pre-injury weekly mileage and long run distance. Whenever I have flare ups or setbacks, Duane reassures me and makes necessary adjustments so that I can continue to progress in my running journey. I have had so much success with him so far that I have signed on for four more months so that he can help me to continue getting stronger as I train for the Dopey challenge in Disney World.

If you are struggling with a running injury and are feeling hopeless, you have to reach out to Duane Scotti. Of course, you will have to put in a lot of hard work, but with Duane by your side, you will be able to achieve your goals and more. Thank you Spark Healthy Runner for bringing the spark back to my running!”

Dipti Pandya

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!

Gina J.

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!

Katja L.

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