Half-Marathon Training: À-la-Victoria
Are you thinking of registering for a half-marathon this Spring/Summer/Fall? Wondering what the key elements to a solid half-marathonRead more.
Do I have to stretch after a run?
Stretching exercises are used to lengthen muscle fibres and increase range of motion of joints. When considering running biomechanics, adequateRead more.
Sidewalk or Road: What’s the best surface to run on?
Are you an outdoor runner? What surface do you usually run on? The sidewalk? The road? A park path? TheRead more.
The Treadmill: Is it the devil?
We’ve all had those days when it’s pouring rain or there’s a nasty winter storm out, but we need toRead more.
Running & Iliotibial Band Syndrome
What is it? The iliotibial band (ITB) is a band of connective tissue originating from muscles of the hip (glutes,Read more.
Running & Achilles Tendinopathy
What is it? The Achilles tendon is the tendon that attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (main calf muscles) toRead more.
Running & Plantar Fasciitis
What is it? The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that originates from the heel to theRead more.
Running & Shin Splints
What are they? The tibialis posterior and tibialis anterior are two muscles of the lower leg which attach along theRead more.
Running & Patello-femoral Syndrome
What is it? The patella (knee cap) is a « floating » bone and it’s positioning is very dependent on the differentRead more.
Interval Running Programs
In my previous blog posts, I’ve described how a forefoot/midfoot strike is more efficient, and how wearing more minimalist runningRead more.
Cadence: What is it and why is it important?
You might be aware that increasing your cadence (number of steps/minute) can make your running technique more efficient, but doRead more.
Sometimes less is more, which is the case with minimalist running shoes. The human body (and the human foot) areRead more.
Forefoot vs Heel strike
It is generally accepted within the running community that the proper foot strike when running is a forefoot (or midfoot)Read more.
Strength Training for Runners
Matthew Laing, MScPT, BPHE With the very mild winter we’ve had, there are a lot more runners on the streetsRead more.