Tag Archive: how to run faster

Black Currant Extract and Running

Have you struggled to recover from your runs and strength workouts?  Do your legs feel heavy or you just don’t have that push you need to run at race pace during your quality workouts?  Have you struggled with runners trots during long races?   Blackcurrant extract may just be the solution for you!  These berries have… View Article...

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3 Lessons Learned from Half Marathon Training

It’s not about the distance, it’s about the journey and last Saturday, I ran my 34th half marathon and although I didn’t quite hit my time goal, I learned 3 key takeaways from this race.   Mindset is a part of the training and you will learn how that played a role in my latest training… View Article...

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Marathon Training in Summer

Training for that fall marathon during the summer months?  I know I am!  I bet you would like to know more about how to train during the hot summer months and still have a successful marathon training cycle…   In this episode, our marathon training expert, coach Lufeng Zou from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching… View Article...

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What is Considered a Super Shoe

Are you wondering what a super shoe is? Will super shoes make you run faster? How many miles do super shoes last? If you’re looking to find out if you should invest in carbon plated running shoes then Dr. Matthew Moran has got you covered!   Dr. Moran holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, runs a… View Article...

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Heat Acclimatization for Running

Have you struggled to run in the heat?  Do you have an upcoming race that will be run in hot conditions?  Would you like to know how better to acclimate your body for running in the heat?   If you’re looking to kickstart your summer running and adapt to the heat, Dr. Mani Alavi has… View Article...

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IT Band Syndrome Prevention During Marathon Training

  Are you a runner who’s been frustrated in the past that whenever you try to train for a marathon you get sharp pain on the outside of your knee?   Iliotibial Band Syndrome can be frustrating for many runners during a long run when you get that sudden jolt of knee pain that just… View Article...

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Why I Quit My Job: Embracing Change and Pursuing My Passion

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us”   After 19 years working for the University in either a part time faculty role or as Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, I did it!  I pushed out of my comfort… View Article...

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5K Training and Race Strategy to Run Your Best

  Have you been focusing on the marathon or half marathon distance with training and you want to test your fitness at a 5K but don’t know the best strategy?   Have you tried to run fast for a 5K but you always seem to get injured?  If any of these describes you then this… View Article...

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Trail Running Tips for the Road Runner

Looking to switch up your running routine and hit the trails? If you’re looking to start trail running but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place! Trail Running is a fantastic way to get those mental clearing miles surrounded by the beauty of nature!     If you’re looking to kickstart your… View Article...

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Understanding Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy with Running

  Do you get pain in your butt right under your glute that gets worse when you sit during work especially after a run?   Do you just dread hills, that achiness feeling after a long run, long car ride or sitting on hard surfaces?   Like so many of you, I thought that I… View Article...

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