Category: Running mechanics

TOPO hole

Shoe Casualty

You always remember your first time…in running.  The first time you broke four minutes in the mile. The first time you went sub-3:00 in the marathon. The first time you broke a school record. Well, I have done none of those so I will remember the first time I put a hole in the toe box of my shoe. Ghastly!…

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Morning Feet

Here is a simple, effective way to “wake up” your feet in the morning. No special equipment is really needed. It takes only a few minutes and can have lasting positive effects on your athletic performance and overall health. Ankle circles (rotate your foot 15x clockwise, 15x counterclockwise) Gas pedals (push down and pull back your foot as if on…

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Get off your tush!

The Washington Post has talked about it. The Centers for Disease Control have studied it. So why do people still sit and are inactive for upwards of 22 hours a day?!   Because it is what our society has gone to. There are huge lines at the drive-thru of McDonald’s and Starbucks, furniture companies are coming out with the “next…

April 2014 Running Times article

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella from the Natural Running Center, physical therapist Trent Nessler with ACL: Accelerated Conditioning and Learning, and I put together this easy warm-up sequence for those that are tight on time, but still want to get a quality multi-move warm-up.  Do it a few times and it becomes second nature.  Your muscles and joints will thank us later.  See…