Injury vs. Soreness

What’s Included? Injury Prevalence Injuries are an unfortunate yet common thing in the world of running – with one study by Van Mechelen stating that 37-56% of recreational runners get injured annually. Another study done by Yale Medicine shared that at least 50% or more of regular runners get hurt each year. We all know […]

Knee Pain

What’s Included? Patellofemoral Pain (Runner’s Knee) Quick Info: What To Do: Exercises Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT BAND) Quick Info: What To Do: Exercises Amy HaasRun with Aim, LLCUESCA Certified Running CoachNASM Certified Personal TrainerNASM Certified Nutrition Coach

5 Core Exercises for Runners

What’s Included? Planks What Are They? Planks are a simple, accessible, and effective exercise that ALL runners can incorporate into their routine. How To Do Them Starting in a lying position on your stomach, place your elbows directly under your shoulders with your forearm on the ground. Plant your feet into the ground with your […]

Cross-Training

What’s Included? What Are the Benefits? There are endless ways to incorporate cross-training – and endless types to explore! A solid cross-training routine can help you get to new levels of running (and fitness in general) by… Improving Strength When you cross-train, you’re typically using new and/or different muscle groups than you use while running, […]

Strength Tools

What’s Included? Dumbells What Are They? Dumbbells are a type of free weight used to add additional resistance to your workout. While working out with just your bodyweight is still beneficial and effective, adding additional weight with dumbbells can be an easy, convenient, and simple way to get more out of your workouts (especially if […]

Why Should You Strength Train

What’s Included? Why Is Strength Training Important There are SO many ways to improve as a runner, and adding strength training and cross-training to your normal weekly routine can be a great way to support your running goals & keep making progress. Strength training has numerous benefits for runners including: Improving running economy & efficiency. […]

Why is Core Strength Important?

What’s Included? Why is Core Important for Runners? When most of us think about strength for runners… I’m sure we immediately think lower body. While lower body strength is important, in order to be a well-rounded and strong runner, we must also focus on both our upper body and CORE. Our core is an absolute […]

Strength and Race Training

What’s Included? Start During your Off Season It’s okay & beneficial to incorporate strength at ANY point in your running journey, but it’s BEST to start a new strength training plan or focus closer on strength training during the OFF season (when you aren’t actively training for a race). However, if you are starting a […]