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 one of her favorite strength excercises: lateral lunge with high knee hang. #trainingtiptuesday
"As runners we think we need to just go forward," Carrie explains, "but we also need to make sure we work our hips, our abductors, our adductors, and everything that's going to keep us safe while we're out on the road."
At Moms on the Run, we have designed specific training plans for the level and pace you are working toward. Are you new to running, training for your first marathon, or have been running for years and have a new goal? Today, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, wants to help you stay on track and treat your body well with this training tip: follow the plan. Watch her video now. When you come to class, be ready to work hard, and be willing to follow the plan the rest of the week. Easy days, long days and even rest days are specifically designed into the plan and serve a greater purpose for your body. You risk injuries and other aches and pains when you go too hard too fast or too many days. We've got you covered. See you on the trails! (Click below to watch video.)
How can I avoid shin splints?
Shin splints can take a good running season and bring it to a painful halt. The best medicine is prevention. Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share some tips to avoid those pesky shin splints. Featuring sports medicine physicians and avid runners, Angela Voight, M.D., and Kirk Scofield, M.D.
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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.