Today, National Fitness Director and Olympian Carrie Tollefson is here to answer another question for our "Ask Coach Carrie" series. Debi asks: "What are good strength training or cross-training options to help improve running and prevent injuries? I’m really lacking in the strength training department and want to focus more on it in the 'off season'." Click here or on the photo below to get Carrie's best tip. #trainingtiptuesday #askcoachcarrie
Your feet. They are the foundation to your body — and let's face it, the main tool to get you out on the trails running! Twin Cities Orthopedics physician Paul Langer, DPM, reminds runners that self-diagnosing injuries can hurt their chances of getting back on their feet.
“A treatment approach that helped a running friend isn’t going to be the same treatment that helps you,” Dr. Langer tells Motiv Running. “Not every injury has the same cause and treatment.”
Read more for valuable information from our platinum sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics and Dr. Langer about getting a proper diagnosis, treatment and recovery on their blog.
This blog is part of a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brings tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares information about the value of running on different surfaces, such as gravel, wood chips and grass. #trainingtiptuesday
"A lot of us spend a lot of time on the black top and on concrete, and that's ok at times," Carrie shares, "but really to get off those surfaces and onto the soft is really going to help our knees and our joints out."
This blog is the sixth in a series where our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brings tips for injury prevention and strength training to help improve our running performance. Today Carrie shares three simple exercises you can do to protect and strengthen your feet and ankles. #trainingtiptuesday