Tag Archive: Strength Training

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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6 Disney Running Prep Tips

How do you prepare for a Disney run?  How do you survive the Dopey Challenge?   In this runDisney ultimate training guide, Dr. Duane Scotti shares with you his 6 key steps to conquering your Disney running dreams!  As the great Walt Disney once said…if you can DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT! Overcome fear… View Article...

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Insider Tips for Race Travel

How do you travel for a race? There is no need to stress about a destination marathon or half marathon.  Overcome fear with this 4-step race travel guide!   Coach Whitney LaCombe from our Spark Healthy Runner team shares 4 key tips on traveling stress free for your next race.   In this episode, we’ll… View Article...

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Race Questions Answered for Running your Best

Are you getting ready to run your race?  Whether it is a 5k, half marathon or a marathon here are your race day questions answered!     In this episode, coach Lufeng Zou  from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team will reveal expert tips to help you toe the line ready to crush your race!   … View Article...

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How Do I Fuel My Body for a Half Marathon

  Have you been struggling with fueling your body properly for a half marathon?     Legs feel heavy, sluggish, or you hit the wall or bonked during your last half marathon?   Wondering what nutrition is needed for half marathon training?    In this episode, coach Brooke Czarnecki, RDN from our Spark Healthy Runner team… View Article...

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Fear of Running Injuries? Learn How to Prevent and Strengthen

  Fear of Running Injuries? Learn How to Prevent and Strengthen!   January and February are crucial months for building strength and preventing injuries as you start your running journey for the year.     If you have ever been told that you have “weak glutes” or “glute amnesia”, suffered from achilles tendinopathy, or a bone… View Article...

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Strength Training as Power Training for Running

Strength training is one of the most important ingredients in growing as a runner and is also one of the most misunderstood and inconsistent forms of training for many runners.     Jason Fitzgerald is a running coach, founder of the strength running podcast, website, and YouTube channel.  Jason and I chat about all things… View Article...

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