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A treadmill can be your best friend for training in icy conditions or getting in early morning runs when dark conditions make outdoor running dangerous.  Treadmills are great for pre-programmed speed workouts to keep you from constantly checking your watch and stressing about pace. They can even be the difference between skipping a workout and knocking out a few miles close to home.  Yet, there’s this pervasive school of thought that puts treadmill training below running overg...
Posted on 2019-10-09
I’m sure you’ve heard it before…“Lifting weights as a kid will stunt your growth!” This dogma has been passed down as fact for decades with stories retold of “so-and-so” who lifted weights too early and didn’t reach a normal height. Whether this is some type of fear tactic created by parents who didn’t want their kids getting injured in the gym or hanging around “gym rats” and “muscle heads” or if the idea just seeme...
Posted on 2019-09-25
Some of us are early birds, while others are night owls. Whether you feel more productive in the morning or do your best work after the sun has set, we all tend to question when we should work out.  With health advice that runs the gamut and is as polarizing as it is helpful, it’s hard to pin down a “best time.”  At the end of the day, the answer is: it depends. What’s good for you might not be good for your neighbor, and it all depends on goals, schedules, an...
Posted on 2019-09-11
Soccer is one of the most played, watched, and loved sports in the world. Along with being incredibly popular, it also ranks near, if not at, the top of sports with the greatest risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears for female athletes.   You’ve likely heard of a family member, friend, or child of a friend who has torn their ACL.  The news is often accompanied with a “ouch” and grimace face. We’ve all seen professional athletes limp off the field...
Posted on 2019-08-28
If you had an extra hour each week to devote to training, what would you do with it? More miles? Cross training? Yoga? For most runners, strength training would be the last choice to fill that void. Whether the objection comes from worries about getting slow or questions about the science, weight training is still debated in some running circles.  Should Runners Strength Train?. It’s an age old question, but the answer is simple: yes. Runners should absolutely strength train. ...
Posted on 2019-08-14
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