‘Running’ Blog Posts

If you could, would you run when you are 80? 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2023 by Dan Sivertson

My son Cole is now in grade 8. Much to my surprise, he joined the high school cross country team. I am trying to stay cool, but deep inside, I am over the moon! I know that this could lead to a lifetime of great outdoors experiences, a strong body, a social network, and quite […]

Post Race Recovery and How to Prevent “Marathon Flu”

Posted on: May 3rd, 2023 by Dan Sivertson
Post Marathon Recovery

Spring and early summer are the main road racing season in the lower mainland. Yahoo!  Hopefully you have signed up for a big event or two; if not, it is not too late!  We talk and read a lot about what to do in our training to prepare for a big event like a 10 […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 3

Posted on: November 9th, 2022 by Dan Sivertson

As I prepared to pick up the Running Injury Prevention Blog again and knowing I had really gotten behind in writing, I was feeling a tad silly for delaying so long. I wondered, “How did I get so far behind?!”. That is when I realized I could blame the Pandemic for getting me a wee […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 2

Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by Dan Sivertson

Intrinsic Causes of Injury As mentioned in our first article, there are intrinsic and extrinsic causes of injury in running.  Extrinsic are those that are due to something that is “outside” of your body (e.g. errors in your training plan).  We will discuss this in our next article.  For now, we are talking about the […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 1

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Dan Sivertson 2 Comments

Introduction to the series It is 2019, and the first 10 km, half marathon and marathons are just around the corner. It is the time of the year where new spandex is purchased, shoes are bought…. and physiotherapy clinics start to get busy. Yes, ‘tis true. 25- 50% of runners will experience a running related […]

Running Will (Not?) Ruin Your Knees!

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by Dan Sivertson

It has been an oft-cited phrase, “running will ruin your knees”. On the face of it, it seems plausible. Most running is done in urban environments on concrete. Running is the act of jumping alternately from one foot to the other. Most recreational runners use a cadence of about 165 steps per minute, so in […]

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