Do you want to know how to get back into running after childbirth? We are talking about postpartum running with an expert who has done it herself personally 2x and now helps women overcome this common fear and problem. Dr. Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University, and a Doctorate… View Article...Read More
Do you struggle to get in your strength work or you don’t know what to do or how you should schedule your strength days in with your running? In this episode we are going to chat about all things strength training to run safe and run fast so you can gain some insight, confidence,… View Article...Read More
Do you want to run the Boston Marathon one day or do you want to just learn a little bit more about this iconic race and the chasing unicorn phenomena? In today’s episode, Shana Miller of Stiletto Running and our very own Healthy Runner Coach Lu will share their 2022 Boston Marathon experience with… View Article...Read More
What are macros and how do they fit into a runner’s diet? We are talking about the basics of nutrition for running with registered dietitian Brooke Czarnecki on the Healthy Runner Podcast. Brooke is our healthy runner go to expert when it comes to running nutrition and she will discuss how carbohydrates, proteins, and fats… View Article...Read More
Will you be running your first race? Do you love to run races but never seem to put all the pieces together? You either don’t eat the right food, get enough hydration, or always seem to rush to the start line and forget something! We are here to help you! In this ultimate deep… View Article...Read More
Do you want to know what the common running mistakes are and how to avoid them? What should you not do while running or how do you know if your running form is bad? Have you considered getting a gait analysis by a professional? In this episode, Dr. Doug Adams is going to simplify… View Article...Read More
Are you a runner looking to get stronger feet? Do you want to know the best ways to activate, strengthen, and recover those puppies after logging all those miles? Feel more to move better for running with Dr. Emily Splichal who is a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist, and is the mind behind Naboso Technology. … View Article...Read More
Are you a runner who has wondered, how do I run intervals or incorporate running speed workouts to get faster? Do you want to know how to run intervals and if interval running is good for beginners? How fast should you run intervals? How do I do track workouts for distance running?… View Article...Read More
To run or not to run is the question when you have a running injury! Are you thinking…should I run through this pain? We have all been there before and we have an amazing returning guest on the Healthy Runner live show! Brodie Sharpe is a physiotherapist and host of the Run Smarter Podcast… View Article...Read More
Do you feel like you’re too slow to consider yourself a runner? Do you feel like because you’re a beginner that you can’t call yourself a runner? This episode is for you! Tune in to hear our very own Coach Whitney chat with us about what it means to be a runner… regardless of… View Article...Read More
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!
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!
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.