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Prep for cycling in rain

ShinTekk - cycling in rain Autumn

Few seasons can compare to autumn when it comes to ideal cycling weather, am I right? The cool mornings, the drop in humidity, the changing scenery – even your daily commute looks different as the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. Ring your cycle bell twice if you agree. Yet, into many an autumn, a…

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Running with Hot Dogs

running-with-hot-dogs

Hot Dogs At the ballpark? Good. On a run? Not so much! Whether you’re a novice runner, training for a road race, or a veteran running coach, sometimes the best running companion is your dog. To those of us with four-legged running partners, we know you both enjoy the cardio bliss and runners’ high and…

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A Thank You Letter from One of Your Runner’s Shins

A Thank You Letter from One of Your Runners Shins

I don’t usually write notes like this. Mostly, I just do my job and the cheering of the crowd is all the thanks I need. So, why am I writing this thank you letter to you (our athletic trainer) now? Because for the first time in a long time, I feel stronger than I ever…

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You’ve Got to Feel the Pain to Fix It!

You’ve Got to Feel the Pain to Fix It!

Feel the Pain How many of us reach into the medicine cabinet after – or even before – training or a workout? There’s those little aches and pains that just always flare up… surely popping some ibuprofen couldn’t hurt. After all, it’s sold over-the-counter so it can’t really do any harm, can it? Yes, it…

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Run with the Pack

While it can be said that all you need to run is a good pair of running shoes and the open road, we are going to make a compelling case here for not going it alone – and recommend joining a running club. AaaaOooo (I’m howling like a wolf!) Reasons to join a running club…

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Ready to take a spin outdoors?

take a spin outdoors

SPRING – a time when birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, flowers blooming and with the snow now melted (mostly?), our thoughts turn back to hitting the pavement. Now that your outdoor workout does not include snow shoveling, it’s time to bike the trails. Has your bicycle been in storage all winter, along with your…

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Time to get running outside

The calendar has proclaimed the Spring Equinox! And though it may still feel more like February than February actually did this year, you may find yourself looking longingly out the window now that the days are longer and the snow is melting away. Sure, some of us battle the elements all four seasons to get…

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March Madness

March Madness

If you’re like us, you are spending this month glued to the TV following your favorite college basketball team battle it out on the court, and you no doubt envy the speedy layup, the vertical jump, the substantial hang time and the pure athletic prowess of the players. If you’re like most of us, the…

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Athletic Training and Coaching – not going the way of the dinosaur

training and coaching

There was a time, not too long ago, when sports were the domain of the elite and uber-healthy athletes. These competitors engaged professionals for continual training and coaching – from how to build strength and improve performance, what to eat and drink, to where and when to spend their free time. Trainers roamed the earth…

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Top 5 things Athletes and Runners can do to Avoid Shin Splints

Avoid Shin Splints

Just mention “shin splints” in any group of runners or athletes and watch the knowing nod and the look of pain on everyone’s face. “Shin splints” is a general term for a condition caused by inflammation to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin…

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