Author: Judy Proteau

  • Improve your running with Strides

    Improve your running with Strides

    Written by Caitlyn Ashton, runner and former coach for Team in Training #tiptuesday – some training basics! Past tippers have highlighted the importance of a dynamic warmup, considerations for what type of stretching/when, and myofascial release to make sure our bodies are at their best in training/racing. A couple of other important training basics that can…

  • Myofascial release

    Myofascial release

    Written by April Ropes, runner and a 500-hr Yoga Instructor. April teaches and co-manages the yoga studio at Synergy Wellness. Myofascial Release has been suggested for runners over the years to reduce soreness and speed up recovery. Often we go in there aggressively with foam rollers and such. There is another way! This video shows…

  • Strength Training for Runners

    Strength Training for Runners

    Written by Patrick Sherrod. Patrick is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach and StretchMed CST. I was recently asked about my thoughts on strength training for runners and my response in a single word: YES!!  Strength training provides us with numerous benefits that go so far beyond running so I will do…

  • Goal Setting in the New Year

    Goal Setting in the New Year

    Written by Kim Brown, PT, DPT Happy New Year everybody!!! Now that we are all starting out on a blank slate how many of you have thought about your running goals? There are various types of people out there, and I think we all personally go through each of these thought processes year to year.…

  • Layering for a cold weather run

    Layering for a cold weather run

    Written by Steve Jackson Aaaah, the summer months, a time of easy decision on what to wear on a run – shorts, light shirt, and maybe a hat. WHAT? It’s January, oh boy! Different story! Deciding what to wear now takes a little more effort and often some hesitation. We all seem to have different opinions…

  • Fueling for the Long Run

    Fueling for the Long Run

    Written by Alyson Comeau, MPH, RDN, LDN Spring marathon training is in full effect! Long runs are making their way into the chat. Here’s a helpful guide for fueling for your long run!! Keep in mind – while you’re prepping your leggies for the race… what works & what doesn’t – you’re also prepping your…

  • Tune in to the way you talk to yourself

    Tune in to the way you talk to yourself

    Written by Lacey Liebert, Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Former fellow and current member of The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. This is relevant in running and in life. What kinds of things do you hear from yourself throughout the day? How about when you’re struggling or having a hard time? “I suck.” “I’m no good.”…

  • The Importance of Rest

    The Importance of Rest

    Written by Caitlyn Ashton, runner and former coach for Team in Training The Short Version: – Stress is stress and comes from MANY sources, not just training volume/intensity – we all have a limit to how much our body/mind can handle – Rest is a key component to proper training (it allows your body to…

  • Parking Lot Yoga

    Parking Lot Yoga

    Written by April Ropes, runner and a 500-hr Yoga Instructor. April teaches and co-manages the yoga studio at Synergy Wellness. Parking Lot Yoga is a dynamic warm-up that fires up the major muscle groups and lubricates the joints before your run. You can repeat this sequence 2-3 (or more) times before you head out on…

  • Stretching: Focus on Flexibility

    Stretching: Focus on Flexibility

    Written by Patrick Sherrod. Patrick is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach and StretchMed CST. **You can stretch anytime, anywhere. Just follow these tips to do it safely and effectively.** You know exercise is important, but what about stretching? Does stretching take a back seat to your exercise routine? Not so fast.…

  • Choosing the Best Shoe for You

    Choosing the Best Shoe for You

    Written by Kim Brown, PT, DPT The question you all wished you knew the answer to. What type of running shoe is best for YOU? It is a question elite runners and recreational runners strive to answer. Will the shoe prevent injuries from occurring, will it make you faster? Or how about this, do you…

  • Rotate your shoes for better running

    Rotate your shoes for better running

    Written by Steve Jackson, November 28, 2023 Most people who own a car know the importance of rotating the tires to prevent excessive wear and prolong the life of the tires; runners should consider doing the same with their running shoes. NO, not wearing the left shoe on the right foot, but rotating 2 or 3…