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-marathon
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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, adequate
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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? The
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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 to
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Running & Iliotibial Band Syndrome
What is it? The iliotibial band (ITB) is a band of connective tissue originating from muscles of the hip (glutes,
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Running & Achilles Tendinopathy
What is it? The Achilles tendon is the tendon that attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (main calf muscles) to
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Running & Plantar Fasciitis
What is it? The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that originates from the heel to the
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Running & Shin Splints
What are they? The tibialis posterior and tibialis anterior are two muscles of the lower leg which attach along the
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Running & Patello-femoral Syndrome
What is it? The patella (knee cap) is a « floating » bone and it’s positioning is very dependent on the different
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Interval Running Programs
In my previous blog posts, I’ve described how a forefoot/midfoot strike is more efficient, and how wearing more minimalist running
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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 do
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Minimalist Shoes
Sometimes less is more, which is the case with minimalist running shoes. The human body (and the human foot) are
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Forefoot vs Heel strike
It is generally accepted within the running community that the proper foot strike when running is a forefoot (or midfoot)
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Strength Training for Runners
Matthew Laing, MScPT, BPHE With the very mild winter we’ve had, there are a lot more runners on the streets
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