I am what is known as an injury prone runner. When training for a race, I carefully follow a training plan and listen to my body’s needs, yet I still get injured. I have met other runners who never get injured, however they are in the minority. At some point, all runners get injured. Why? […]
Tips to Improve Your Running Form
As kids, we all just ran because it felt good. We didn’t worry about form or technique. As adults, many of us still run with no thought to our form or technique. But is that ideal? Aren’t there some basics that beginner and even experienced runners should know? Can experienced runners actually change the way they […]
How to test and choose the right walking or running shoes for your feet
Do you go to the shoe store and get overwhelmed by the many choices? Do you often choose shoes based on how they look, only later to realize they hurt your feet? Debbie came to me after a two-week trip to Israel with an acute case of achilles tendonitis. She told me that she did […]
To Stretch or Not to Stretch?
The following is a guest post by Dr. Kevin Capata, PT, DPT, CSCS. This article first appeared on rauschpt.net. I am really stiff and feel super tight! I should probably stretch more often or go to yoga or something right?! The all too common question that I get on a daily basis. And the all too common […]
What Kind of Runner are You — a Glider or a Gazelle?
A few years back I saw a YouTube video by Todd Kenyon, PhD from www.TTBIKEFIT.com. He was comparing the two primary running styles of elite ironman triathletes. He called the 2 running styles, gazelles and gliders.