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Runners Should be Treated Differently

      Today, Duane is on the other side of the mic and is interviewed by Denny Krahe.  Duane shares his personal running journey and why runners should be treated differently.  He also shares how he has evolved professionally as a physical therapist who now exclusively helps runners through the Healthy Runner podcast and… View Article...

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Heart Rate Training for Running

    Have you heard about heart rate training?  Do you want to know more about MAF training or how to slow down in order to get faster?  Denny Krahe is a Retired Athletic Trainer, CSCS, and full-time running coach/podcaster (Diz Runs Radio) and author of the book Be Ready on Race Day.     … View Article...

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16 Week Marathon Training for Beginners

Have you just committed and signed up for your first marathon?  Are you wondering how to run a marathon?    Or you could be marathoning for a while but don’t really know how to train properly and you are looking to run faster.     Looking to conquer the marathon and not get injured along the… View Article...

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How to Gain Mental Strength in Running and Life

Do you want to know how to break through mental barriers when running?  We are talking about gaining mental strength and how you can improve your mindset and decrease anxiety so you can get out of your own way in achieving your goals in not only running but in life!   If your mind has… View Article...

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Qualifying for Boston | Coaching Case Study

Francisco started running 3 years ago at age 54 to lower his cholesterol so he didn’t have to take pills.  His health improved immediately and he also fell in love with running.     He hit PR’s early and often but then hit a plateau in his running and was even getting slower.  Like most new… View Article...

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How To Run With Your Dog

Do you have a 4 legged friend? Have you wanted to run with them but you’re unsure if it’s the right choice for you or exactly how to go about it?   This week, Coach Whitney takes over for Dr. Scotti and hosts episode 131 with guest Gretchen from our Healthy Runner Coaching Program to… View Article...

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Runner’s Knee Success Story

  Are you a runner who gets achy knee pain when you run up hills, go down stairs, squat, and go to stand up after sitting at your desk for a couple of hours?   Have you been frustrated in the past that whenever you try to increase your speed or increase your distance you… View Article...

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Ask Duane | Your Running Questions Answered

Do you have a burning question you’re dying to have answered by our founder and run coach?   Have you been waiting to hear Duane on the other side of the mic?   This episode is for you! Today we are flipping the script just like we did in Episode 100 of The Healthy Runner… View Article...

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Return to Running After Surgery with Coaching Client Johna

Have you been laid up for a while and it caused you to not run for a year?  Have you battled an injury and  were told to stop running?  Did you have surgery? (Could be injury related or unrelated to running)   Have you been “cleared” to run by your doctor, surgeon, or PT but… View Article...

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Half Marathon Training Lessons Learned

  Running a half marathon can be grueling and it can be overwhelming for most runners starting out. I have been there before. The exhilaration of finishing your first half marathon, the challenge of training to get a PR on your next one, the satisfaction you get from getting faster over the years. I have… View Article...

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You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!  I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach.  I am soooo glad I made the investment in me!  I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier!  The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching.  I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong.  I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot!  The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally.  I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age.  Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!

Gina J.

My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.

I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.

I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!

Katja L.

Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.

The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.

At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.

I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.

Roger S.

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