Tag Archive: how to run faster

How to Build a Solid Foundation for Your Race with Base Training

Have you ever trained for a race, whether it is a 5k, half marathon, or marathon and you think you did something wrong in the training?  You either didn’t hit your time goal or worse you got injured and you just feel like your training was off…It was not right for you…maybe you are not… View Article...

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Running Safety

Runners must plan and have strategies in place for general running safety, weather, terrain, night time, and female specific safety considerations while getting in those mental clearing miles.   In this episode, Coach Cat from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team provides valuable actionable (running safety 101) tips that all runners can implement as part… View Article...

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How to overcome plantar fasciitis as a runner

Plantar Fasciitis can be frustrating for all types of runners.  Nicole is one of those runners who got foot pain after recovering from a knee injury when she attempted to run a 5k and then walk around the city of Chicago while on a vacation with her family.    Like many runners, this was not… View Article...

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What are Long Runs

It doesn’t matter if you are training for a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon, the long run is a key ingredient to getting faster and stronger as a runner so you can run longer!   In this deep dive training, coach Whitney LaCombe from our Healthy Runner coaching team, explains exactly how to execute… View Article...

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Plantar Fasciitis Fix in 5 Steps

  Want to relieve your foot pain when running?  Have you tried to rest, ice, and stopped running but every time you try to increase your mileage again your pain just comes back?   Trying to get over plantar fasciitis as a runner can be overwhelming.   I have a 5-step plan on how to… View Article...

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Ten Tips to Go From Road to Trail

Have you thought about dipping your toe into trail running but you just don’t know where to start?   Kim Senechal is back on the Healthy Runner Podcast and she is going to provide you with 10 tips to go from road to trails in this trail running for beginners training!     Kim is… View Article...

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What Is Running Cadence?

You may run into the term “stride rate” or “cadence“. What are all these jargon about? Cadence or “stride rate” refers to how many times the feet hit the ground per minute. What’s an “ideal” stride rate. Is there a magic number? Why? The short answer, 180 is a “magic number”, as you’re spinning the… View Article...

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Injury Prevention Load vs. Capacity

Are you a runner who is constantly in the injury cycle and you want to learn how to stay healthy as a runner?   The key to preventing running injuries is understanding the science behind implementing proper load management principles into your training!   Our guest is Brodie Sharpe, a physiotherapist, the host of the… View Article...

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How to Know you are Marathon Ready

Should you tackle your first marathon this year?  Are you worried that you won’t be able to do marathon training without feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or that you will miss family time?   In this episode, Rachel (previous podcast guest from episode 66), shares why a structured but flexible plan that she received made her… View Article...

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How to Set Goals for Running

Do you get more motivated to get out the door and go for a run if there is a goal on the horizon?  Do you struggle setting appropriate running goals for yourself?   Coach Carolyn Coffin is back on the show and she is going to help you set your yearly goals as well as… View Article...

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