Be an Athlete

Runners get a bad reputation as not being athletic or able to play other sports because they aren’t coordinated, agile, etc. Not only do I cringe when I hear things like this, but it is quite untrue for many of us who happen to enjoy running as our main physical activity. However, I can’t help … Read More

Why the Great Toe really is Great

When you’re out running, do you ever think about what your feet, specifically your toes, are actually doing? Are they doing anything? You bet they are! The toes, but especially the great (big) toe is responsible for a significant amount of stability when we run. Our foot acts as a lever and we need our … Read More

Street 2 ELITE

The inaugural Street 2 ELITE intro session is complete! We had a great time discussing our FAST program design with participants including strength, power, mobility and stability exercises, which ALL runners (not just elites) should include in their training. What is the Street 2 ELITE program? Well since you asked… The purpose of the Street … Read More

Monster band Lateral Slides

In this post, I break down a drill that we  use for folks with varying pain or movement issues: The Monster Band Lateral Slide. Some important pieces to remember here: No matter what type of resistance you are using it is very important to continuously cue your clients to maintain the most strict spinal ‘alignment’ … Read More

Get on the Mobility Train!

I would say most of you are familiar with mobility and flexibility training to some extent and hopefully at least a little bit is part of your running routine. The most common reason runners tell me why they don’t work on their mobility is because they don’t have time. This is usually after they went … Read More

Crazy glue, duct tape and…running?

Today’s post is the next piece of the running pie after previously discussing why strength training is so crucial to a runner’s routine. What is stabilization training you ask? It’s the glue and duct tape which maintains good posture and uses energy efficiently while we run. If you are unstable while running, you ask your … Read More

Running Medicine 2014 recap

I returned from the Running Medicine 2014 conference in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend armed not only with new information to help runners I work with and myself become better at what we love, but a better appreciation of how complex the health and medicine fields really are and how we’re always developing new research … Read More