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From Our Partners, Running Tips

Understanding Eating for Performance for Runners

Denise Smith • May 1, 2020

We are grateful to our friend Rachael Costello from Fox Valley Nutrition Counseling for sharing her knowledge on helping us understand the difference between calories,...

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Zephrys - Middle School Summer Running Club

Jill Ernst • March 29, 2021

Will your child be attending middle school in the fall? Smith Running Academy is partnering with the Zephyrs running club to bring you a summer...

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Middle School Winter Running Club

Jill Ernst • December 23, 2020

Late September I literally sat straight up in bed at 3:00am with the idea to host a middle school running club.  The night before, McHenry...

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Understanding Snacks for Runners

Denise Smith • September 17, 2020

While we are running (ha! pun intended!) our middle school running club, we have been blessed by different experts that have come to share their...

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Middle School Fall Running Club Plus Meets

Denise Smith • August 31, 2020

  We are so heartbroken that cross country for the middle school runner has been cancelled for 2020.  We think cross country is one of...

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Frequently Asked Questions by the Triathlete

Abby Schenk • May 8, 2020

We often get asked questions regarding injuries, running routines, mobility routines, technique and prevention for the triathlete and running athlete.  During this time, many people...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and the Runner

Denise Smith • April 23, 2020

We have a special addition from our friend, Christen Louderman, PT. Christen is the director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at McHenry County College. ...

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Fuel Your Run: Part 1- Build a Strong Foundation

Denise Smith • March 12, 2020

Hear from our friend, Rachael Costello, registered dietitian and nutritionist, on how food can be used to fuel your run.  She will be doing a...

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Why I Run - By Our Summer Intern Michael

Denise Smith • July 16, 2018

By: Michael Hahndorf As the saying goes, “my sport is your sport’s punishment”, so why does anybody ever choose to actually run? Personally I have...

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Running Analysis - By Our Summer Intern Michael!

Denise Smith • July 9, 2018

By: Michael Hahndorf Throughout my running career, I have experienced my fair share of injuries and I always just thought of them as being bad...

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Running Injury Prevention

Denise Smith • March 14, 2018

Watch this Facebook Live video with Denise to learn her 3 tips for as you kick off this running season to prevent injuries and improve...

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