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May 18, 2017

With less than 2 weeks before the race, here is blog 4 of 5 to help you prepare! 1. Strengthen your hip abductors. Our hip abductors can be one of the weakest muscles in our body simply because it is not often intentionally strengthened. I have seen and tested enough runners to know that the […]

May 2, 2017

  With 4 weeks left before the race, here is blog 3 of 5 to help you prepare! Foot Pain in a Runner: A Case Study Recently, I assessed a runner with pain along the inside arch of his right foot. He developed this gradually while running 3-4 times a week over a 6 month […]

April 24, 2017

    With 5 weeks remaining before the race, this is the 2nd of 5 blogs to help you prepare!   Just recently, Nike released the particulars behind their new Zoom VaporFly Elite shoe that they hope will help a group of elite runners break the 2-hour barrier in the marathon distance. With a heel […]

April 18, 2017

  Hi Everyone! My name is Albert Chan. I am a Physiotherapist, a Runner and a Clinic Owner of Elevation Physiotherapy. Matt Norminton kindly lets me run with his group, the Running Room Athletic Club, which is how I learned about the Big Gifts for Little Lives Race. As you know, this is a fundraiser […]

February 18, 2017

“Well the weather outside is frightful…” This popular Christmas song was in my head as I braved a run outdoors in the river valley this past week. This week in Edmonton, we reached a record high of 16.4 degrees Celsius and we have been well above normal temperatures for several days, creating a landscape of […]

January 25, 2017

The Effect of Strength Training on Performance Indicators in Distance Runners Beattie, Kris; Carson, Brian P; Lyons, Mark; Rossiter, Antonia; Kenny, Ian C; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31(1):9-23, 2017. Last year was one of my best years of running. My training was consistent, I was happy with my races and I stayed relatively […]

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