Category Archives: Running Stuff

Training Smart – Training Plan Basics for Runners

As I write this post, the 2020 Calgary Stampede Road Race (5km, 10km or 21.1km) is 20 weeks away.  By the time you read this, well, I am not sure how long out this race is for you. :-) The more important question is, what does your training plan look like? Training programs for distances…
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Weak Glutes in Runners

Many runners are told they have “weak glutes”. But, what exactly does that mean? Are strengthening exercises needed? How does it affect my running? Let’s clear up the accuracy surrounding the term “weak glutes”. Glute Anatomy We have three glute muscles; Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus. For the sake of this discussion, “glutes” will refer…
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5km Running Program – Strathmore Triathlon Festival

Strathmore Women's Triathlon Festival - Couch-to-5km Running Program For those who are participating in the "Sprint" at the Strathmore Women's Triathlon Festival, here is your Couch-to-5km Running Program. Best suited for - those new to running, haven’t run in a while, or for those who would like to follow a plan! The goal of this run/walk…
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Weak Glutes. What does that mean, anyway?

I am often told when I meet a new patient, “I have weak glutes”, or, “My glutes aren’t firing properly”. They may have been told this from a health care practitioner or they went to Dr. Google to do some research. Let’s clear up what “weak glutes” actually means. Quick Glute Anatomy - We have three glute muscles: Gluteus…
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