Training in the summer can be tough on the body. Unless you wake up at 5 a.m. to get in that morning run, you’re looking at possibly sweltering temperatures and of course, revolting humidity. Sweat is your body’s primary method to release the excess heat and sweat loss can easily reach from 32-48 oz. during a workout. …Read MO'
I could see it in my client’s eyes. The fear, disbelief and panic at the concept of doing something other than running to prepare for her half marathon. I get it. Despite the fact that I had worked in the fitness industry for many years, when I ran my 1st half-marathon I was utterly clueless. …Read MO'
I cannot say that after a 10-mile training run the old legs don’t feel a bit achy. In fact, I am not sure anyone who goes out and runs long distances can honestly say they do not feel some discomfort after their training session or event. Soreness and minor discomfort is part of pushing your …Read MO'
Injury Prevention Tips Follow these tips to help prevent injuries while you train: Don’t increase your mileage by more than 10% each week Don’t run over 45 miles in a week Avoid slanted or uneven surfaces If you are feeling pain, stop running and rest for 2-3 days. If the pain persists for more than …Read MO'
Hamstrings that is! Are you doing all you can to get peak performance out of your legs? Are you stretching your hamstrings properly? Believe it or not there is a proper technique! Check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy to find out how just a few moves can make a big …Read MO'
Think stretching your legs and arms before you run is all you need? Think again! You are missing a vital stretch that could help improve your time drastically! Check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy to find out how just a few moves can make a big difference! Keith J. Cronin, …Read MO'
Achy throbs or sharp painful stabs in your heel or arches may indicate plantar fasciitis. Early intervention is the most important way to prevent a chronic condition from developing. Running 20, 30, and even a 100 miles a week is not going to make this condition any better without some help. There are a lot of …Read MO'
Stretching is an step that should not be skipped when preparing to head out for a long run! To make sure you are stretching your thighs and hip flexers correctly, check out this video by Keith Cronin of SSM Physical Therapy. Keith J. Cronin, a physical therapist in St. Peters with SSM Physical …Read MO'
Marathons are long and so in the training. In the end, your feet end up taking a beating, producing tough skin that often prevents serious blisters. This physiological mechanism helps protect the feet and toes from constant irritation that may otherwise hobble a solid runner. This adaptation is good but can lead to a problem. …Read MO'
If you are a long time runner, there is a strong chance you have had a nagging knee condition. That dull achy pain that slowly builds and never seems to go away is known as runner’s knee. This irritating condition is caused by a misalignment of the knee cap due to a variety of conditions …Read MO'