Tag Archives: running

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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What You Need To Know About IT Band Syndrome

Many running injuries primarily plague novice runners, but IT Band Syndrome has sidelined even the most experienced, long-term runners and is one of the most common overuse injuries. If you want to learn about the function of the IT band, the common causes and symptoms, and prevention techniques for IT Band Syndrome, read on! What…
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Get Ready For Your Personal Best: How To Improve Your Run Time

It’s human nature to want to get better at the things you do, and running is no exception. Whether you’ve just started training for your first 5K or are have several marathons under your belt, improving your race time is a top priority for many runners. In this post, we’ll briefly discuss a few strategies…
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