Running Training

The Split Squat Exercise for Run-Specific Strength

When it comes to exercise, more isn’t always better. Even as a physiotherapist, I must choose wisely, knowing my clients have limited time and energy. Thus, my favorite exercises are run-specific. They reinforce as precisely as possible the desired motions and forces of strong and efficient running. The split squat is chief among them. It’s […]

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Marathon Training

The Basics of Trail Workouts

We trail runners love the freedom, spontaneity, and beauty of the trail. Pushing our physical limits and developing mental fortitude are also part of most trail runners’ answers when people ask “Ummmm, running 50 kilometers, why?!” My high-school coach said that races were like Christmas or birthday presents. There is some nervous excitement, a lot […]

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