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    Improve your plantar fasciitis with strengthening exercises. NOT orthotics or shoes.

Improve your plantar fasciitis with strengthening exercises. NOT orthotics or shoes.

By |October 21st, 2014

NEW STUDY PUBLISHED in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Continuing on with some more information on plantar fasciitis, this  next post was sent to me by a reader yesterday who was wondering if I had come across this recent study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.  The study claims that by performing 8-12 repetitions calf raises as described below an improvement is seen in heel pain caused […]

Some exercises for Plantar Fasciitis.

By |October 20th, 2014

Rarely do we give our feet the attention we need to strengthen them.  Instead we tend to focus on replacing our shoes or adding an insert.  Here’s a great video from Runner’s World that reviews some great exercises to strengthen your feet and help resolve as well as prevent injuries.  Don’t rely on your shoes!!!

-Dr. Nick



How often should you change your running shoes?

By |October 10th, 2014

Twenty years ago in 1994 when I was studying to become an athletic trainer the magic number for replacing a pair of running shoes was 300-500 miles. Four years later during medical school the information we were again being taught was that if runners were having any type of injuries or issues one of the first places we were to look were how many miles they had on their shoes. Anything in the range […]

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    Gear to Help Runners Diagnose Form and Gait Could Change the industry?

Gear to Help Runners Diagnose Form and Gait Could Change the industry?

By |October 9th, 2014

What many fail realize is health care professionals really have no way of looking at data for runners and determine why some get one injury versus another and what are causing these injuries. Sure we can blame overpronation but does it truly lead to injury? And, if so, what types of injury? It’s easy for a runner to say “I get heel pain” or I suffer from shin splints” because I […]

What happens when you take a month off from running?

By |October 9th, 2014

Read what happened to Mark Remy when he took a month off from running! Not much!!

Hey! Have you ever wondered what happens when a runner stops running for a full month?

Here’s what happened during my month off, and what didn’t.I’ll tell you what happens: Not a hell of a lot.
-Mark Remy
I can say this with some conviction, because today for me marks one month of not running. Four weeks of nothin’. Unless you count […]

How to increase your endurance and speed for a marathon.

By |October 6th, 2014

Here’s a good review of how to vary your runs to improve your endurance and in turn your speed as well. Many think that to improve your marathon times you need to train faster during your training runs. While this is true, the important concept that many fail to realize is that it’s the speed they need to gain, it’s the endurance. For example, if you can run a 9:00 minute mile now but […]

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    Fastest Marathon? In 2:02:57 Kimetto breaks world record in a pair of adidas Boost.

Fastest Marathon? In 2:02:57 Kimetto breaks world record in a pair of adidas Boost.

By |October 3rd, 2014

Kimetto Breaks the Fastest Marathon Record Wearing adidas Boost

adidas’ Dennis Kimetto smashes the world record by running the fastest marathon in history at the 2014 Berlin Marathon! Kimetto crossed the finish line with a time of 2:02:57. That’s 26 seconds faster than the previous record, and on his feet… the adidas adiZero Adios BOOST. Also wearing adidas Boost, were runner up Emmanuel Muthai, who joined Kimetto with a record breaking finish, and the top […]

Quick read on easy runs. They’re not garbage miles. (UPDATED FOR EASIER READ :)) sorry!

By |October 2nd, 2014

As posted by cyktrussell
October 2, 2014
Easy Runs – Garbage miles?
Part of any good training plan is your base – the easy runs. The majority of the running you will do in a plan is often just recovery and easy runs. Is there a science to easy runs? Is there a right way or wrong way to run these easy runs? Are these just filler or ‘garbage miles’? This is a topic that has become more […]

Barefoot or cushioned: the great running shoe controversy

By |October 2nd, 2014

As posted on ABC.net. Listen to Simon Bartold speak as well. I was to debate him this past July at the APMA National, but he was unable to attend.

What has 26 bones, 33 joints and over one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments? Your foot. If you’re a runner, your feet have been a contested site over the past five years. Running shoes have become ever more engineered and, counter to that, barefoot running […]

New Balance 890v4 Shoe Review

By |October 1st, 2014

Shoe Name: New Balance 890v4

Model: 890V4

Weight: 8.5 oz.  Accurate with my size 9.0.

Price: 109.99$
You can buy them here:
New Balance 8904 Men’s Running Shoes
Drop: Listed as an 8mm drop but in my opinion the drop feels less than the Fresh Foam which is described as having a 6mm drop.  The Fresh Foam is supposed to compress over time and become less than a 6mm drop but to me it has not felt this way.  I have a […]