Running Tips

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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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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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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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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Holey Shoes

Denise Smith • February 2, 2018

Holey Shoes! Does this picture look familiar to you? Do you ask yourself why this happens? I can tell you the top 3 reasons it...

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Preventing Knee Meniscus Surgery

Denise Smith • October 3, 2017

A 2013 study found physical therapy was a reasonable choice to avoid meniscus surgery to the knee. The study found that when a patient participated...

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As A Female Runner...

Denise Smith • July 7, 2017

There are many concerns that women should consider when running. Sure - we could focus on technique, speed, or race strategy buuuut... let's chat about...

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