A Heel Strike is Nasty

A Heel Strike is Nasty

Injuries are so common in endurance sport and the heel strike is the devil. Most people would have you believe that injury is normal. It’s not. Luckily, more and more people are seeing the benefits of a mid-foot or forefoot strike over a heel strike. When landing in...
How to Structure a Warm Up

How to Structure a Warm Up

The purpose of a warm up is to prime your muscles, your nervous system and your brain for the rigors of what you are about to undertake.  Depending on the duration and intensity, you could be putting your body under tremendous stress so you want to ease into that and...
Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

Running Fast is a Skill which can be Learned

  Just like using a spoon, speaking a language or kicking a ball, running is a skill.  It’s not something that is inherently within us from birth; we need to build the strength to sit up, then to stand, then to walk before we can run.  Unfortunately for most of...
18 ways to reinvigorate your running training

18 ways to reinvigorate your running training

Winter is coming and the thought of getting out of a warm, comfortable bed to run through the cold, dark, wet streets is certainly not enticing, is it?  You’re not alone.  Those streets and parks that were busy with happy athletes during the warmer, sun-drenched...
Injury is Not Normal

Injury is Not Normal

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on running without injury: Part 1 – What I Did to Avoid Running Injuries for the Past 3 Years Part 2 – What’s in my Recovery Toolkit? Part 3 [You are Here] – Injury is Not Normal Let’s get a little...
What is in my Recovery Toolkit?

What is in my Recovery Toolkit?

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on running without injury: Part 1 – What I Did to Avoid Running Injuries for the Past 3 Years Part 2 [You are here] – What’s in my Recovery Toolkit? Part 3 – Injury is Not Normal I’m 35.  Not exactly over...
Floating on Air

Floating on Air

This is the fun part. This is where your running will really come together. Understand cadence and your running will be changed forever. Cadence is the pace of your legs. The number of times you take a step. Your leg turnover. The magic that brings all other elements...