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Aqua Jogging for Injury Prevention

Make a Splash this Summer! Aqua jogging: It is not just “punishment” for injured runners attempting to rehab their way back to pounding the pavement again.  When done correctly, it can be a valuable cross training tool and possibly even a form of “hydro-massage.” When I was a college track …

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Foam Rolling 101 for Runners and Recovery

Since most of us don’t have access to a personal masseuse every day, foam rolling can serve as a form of self-massage and can be used both pre- and post-run. Here are a few of my favorite foam rolling exercises: Calves (toes forward, in and out) Hamstrings Piriformis/Glutes Quadriceps Iliotibial …

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Strong to the Finish: Core Strength Routine for Runners

Improving and maintaining core strength is critical for runners to remain injury-free. Those who know me and my coaching style know that I’m a stickler for form and mechanics and I’m certain that proper and sport-specific strength training is one key to staying healthy and holding it together late in a race (even …

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Warm It Up to Run Fast

I receive a lot of questions about whether or not a warm-up is important prior to an interval workout or a race.  The answer is, absolutely!  I am a firm believer in a dynamic warm-up prior to any workout and have developed a pre-workout and pre-race routine that has been …

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Tri to Be Fit: A Beginner’s Guide to Triathlons

  One of the best shirts I’ve seen since getting serious about triathlons myself reads, “Triathlon: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Except sharks, sharks will kill you.” I had to smile, coming from a running background, the idea of open water swimming in more than just a casual, …

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Time to Step it Up

You may be aware of the benefits of hill training incorporated into your running or workout routine, but what do you do when you live in the 904 with very few hill options and the main street bridge loop is under construction? Consider peppering in some stadiums or stair climbing …

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