4 Great Exercises for Runners

4 Great Exercises for Runners

Training recommendations for runners vary widely.  There are some who believe that all you need to do to be a good runner is to run more, and so all they do is run.  In my career as a doctor of physical therapy, I’ve observed over the years that those who...
Safety Guide to Running After Dark

Safety Guide to Running After Dark

This morning, I laced up my shoes in the glow of the porch light, flipped on my flashlights and hit the pavement for a quick 3 mile run before work.  If you are a runner in the northern latitudes, you spend a good portion of your year running in the dark. Are you...
Fueling for Endurance Races

Fueling for Endurance Races

Training and eating for endurance races is quite different from most sports. It takes a lot of additional planning and can be a time-consuming process. You can’t just wake up and decide to run 15 miles on an empty stomach, or do your long run in the middle of the day...
5 Things Every Runner Should Do This Winter

5 Things Every Runner Should Do This Winter

As snow and ice blanket our fair state in the winter months, the running “off-season” descends on those of us who fear the unexpected slip or dislike the brutal wind and cold.  While some may view it as lost mileage, I encourage you to view it as an opportunity to...