Category: Training

Runners and Plantar Fasciitis 0

Runners and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot extending from the heel toward the toes. The pain is usually characterized by extreme pain and stiffness upon initial weight bearing in the morning, with the intensity decreasing as the foot “warms up.” Typically, plantar fasciitis is caused by stress to the plantar tissue resulting from increased activity, intrinsic muscle fatigue or weakness, chronic overuse, or a repetitive pull on its origin.

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Holiday Eating – 9 Simple Rules

The holidays are here with so many temptations of tasty treats and heart warming cooking coupled by the cold weather which makes you less motivated to get out there and exercise. Here are 9 simple rules to support in your journey of not being another weight gain statistic during this holiday season.

Racing again: Turkey Trot at Sea Level 2

Racing again: Turkey Trot at Sea Level

Most times I enjoy the feeling of toeing the line of a race waiting for its story to unravel. With meager training volume and a few quality workouts, I had shallow expectations for the outcome of the race. The only thing I planned to do was to run under control and finish strong.

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Over the last 16 months I’ve been through stress fractures in each foot and now a broken collarbone. In between the injuries I took my workouts as they came. Water running, elliptical trainers, a run here, a bike ride there. No real plan, just glad to be out on the roads and trails again. But there has to be more…

Running Form and the Three Natural Forces: How to Maximize Running Economy 2

Running Form and the Three Natural Forces: How to Maximize Running Economy

There are three forces that are external to our bodies and yet they act on us at all times. The combination of our posture and the actions we take with our bodies (or our movement patterns), and how we apply these to our running, will determine if these three forces work for us or against us.