Author: Judy Proteau

  • Training Cycles

    Training Cycles

    Written By Caitlyn Bintz Ashton #tiptuesday – my training cycle is over… now what?!? 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 Many of you recently ran or are about to complete a goal half marathon/marathon this spring. The number one training principle to focus on immediately following a long training cycle is REST. Some guidelines for how long to rest following…

  • Restorative Leg Recovery

    Restorative Leg Recovery

    Written by April Ropes, runner and a 500-hr Yoga Instructor. April teaches and co-manages the yoga studio at Synergy Wellness. How many of you actually take the time to practice slow, restorative recovery from your runs? If you haven’t experienced legs-up-the-wall, maybe it’s time! Check out my very amateur video! If you are looking for…

  • Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demand

    Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demand

    Written by Patrick Sherrod. Patrick is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach and StretchMed CST. Why does my training plan mostly detail running slow when I want to run fast? It may sound crude but I’ll declare because Coach S.A.I.D. so! The SAID principle is an acronym from the strength and conditioning…

  • What is the cause of your running injury?

    What is the cause of your running injury?

    Written by Dr. Kim Brown, PT, DPT, Owner of O.N.E PT Tip Tuesday video style! Listen to Dr. Kim (and staff George and Ellie) talk about running injuries and what to do if you are having symptoms more than 3-4 days. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gde38AK0wy8c7_Eeo7Z-XI1Y4bmBOr06/view?usp=sharing

  • Running Tips

    Running Tips

    Compiled by Judy Proteau, submitted by members

  • Racing Seasons

    Racing Seasons

    Written by Steve Jackson New Year’s Freezer Five, Have a Heart 5 Miler, Guinness 5K, Boston Tune-up 15K, Mother’s Day 10K, Father’s Day 5K, Four on the Fourth, Falmouth Road Race, Canal Diggers, Baystate Half Marathon, Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell 5K, New Year’s Freezer Five, etc. How long is the running/racing season? Does it ever…

  • Easy meal prepping ideas for Athletes

    Easy meal prepping ideas for Athletes

    Written by Alyson Comeau, MPH, RDN, LDN Eating well-balanced and adequately can be a struggle if you live a busy life! Which most of us do! Between work, kids, running, strength training, resting – it can leave little time for some of the most basic self-care needs, like cooking! Meal prepping is something I get…

  • How to add a running course onto your Garmin

    How to add a running course onto your Garmin

    Written by Beth Dougherty Interested in joining a weekend run but nervous you’ll get lost? We practice No Strider Left Behind, but it’s nice to have a backup plan in case you end up out of sync with the group. It’s especially nice if you are like me and you have no idea where you…

  • Coping with the Tough Stuff

    Coping with the Tough Stuff

    Written by Lacey Liebert, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Today’s tip – Coping with the tough stuff My last tip was about building mental muscle to help take on and stick with challenges (growth mindset, constructive self-talk). Today’s tip is about coping. What do we do when it all feels like too much? You are not alone…

  • 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…