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Expert Running Tips: Exercises from Athletico’s Endurance Team

Posted on by Athletico

Whether you are training for a 5k or a marathon, it is common for runners to experience soreness and/or tightness during training. To help with this, we reached out to our endurance team to ask about their top exercises for runners. Read below to see their recommendations:

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How to Avoid Burnout During Marathon Training

Posted on by Ashley Dougvillo, PT, DPT, CMPT

We’ve all been there before. The dread of the alarm going off at 4am. Checking the weather multiple times only to see the heat index is still indeed in the 90s. Sometimes it may manifest in the form of excuses….. “I had a long day, maybe I’ll skip this run today.”

Burnout. It’s a thing.

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3 Tips for Hill Running

Posted on by Sherri Berger, PT, DPT

Does the thought of running up hills deter you from signing up for a race or running a specific route? Hills can be intimidating to novice runners and expert runners alike, however, training on hills has been shown to increase cardiovascular fitness, power and strength.1 It also enhances variability on training surfaces, which can reduce the risk of overuse injuries.

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7 Tips for Your Half Marathon Training

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified

Spring is a great time to start training for your first, fifth or tenth half-marathon. No matter how many races you have participated in, you can always use helpful tips to make the most of your run come race day.

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The Basics of How to Fit a Bike

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As the weather turns warmer, many people go outdoors for their workouts. Cycling is a great outdoor activity, providing a cardiovascular workout that places minimal impact through the joints. In this way, cycling can be a good option for those who do not tolerate higher level impact activities, such as running. Cycling can also be an essential component to any cross training program.

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7 Tips to Transition Back to Outdoor Running

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

As the weather starts to warm up, you might be itching to get back outdoors for a run. Outdoor workouts offer both physical and psychological benefits such as helping with depression, anxiety and fatigue.1 Running outdoors is different than running indoors on a treadmill. As such, there are considerations to remember that can ease this transition.

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Starting a training plan STRONG

Posted on by Ashley Dougvillo, PT, DPT, CMPT

As we plunge into the cold winter months, most runners are already filling their schedules with the year’s race plan. They’re surfing for coupon codes, researching training plans and shopping the sales for new gear. After the ball drops on the New Year, many are itching to start their training regime. However, often what is missing in this plan is a strengthening component.

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Minimizing the Risk of Running Injuries with Strength Training

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified

The days are longer and the weather is finally nicer, which means more people will be out running. Thinking about running that neighborhood 5k or half marathon this summer? When deciding between which training program to follow, make sure you don’t forget to incorporate strength training. Strength training is believed to help with injury prevention in runners.

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