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...
Training Shoe FAQs

Training Shoe FAQs

As doctors of physical therapy and sport performance coaches, we field a lot of training shoe FAQs.  This quick read will outline the different types of shoes an athlete should own, and give you a few tips on how to tell if they need replacing. What type of training...
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...
Sidelined by Shin Splints

Sidelined by Shin Splints

With two feet of snow on the ground and “spring” sports starting this week, high school track athletes around the state will take to running the concrete halls of their schools.  Once it warms up, they will be joined by thousands of competitive and recreational...