Training

  • April 16, 2015

    Finding Your Form: Runner’s Gait Assessment

    Lisa Reinke, a physical therapist with Bellin Health Sports Medicine, writes about running assessments and how they can help: Have you ever seen yourself run? Do you wonder if you resemble a version of Phoebe from the TV show Friends flailing about down the trail? Or perhaps you feel like you’re…

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  • April 14, 2015

    Running in Different Weather Conditions

    Nate Vandervest, a running expert at Bellin Fitness, offers the following advice for running in a variety of weather conditions: If you have spent much time in Wisconsin, you have seen every type of weather pattern — and probably run in many, as well. Here are some common weather conditions, and…

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  • April 8, 2015

    Strength Training for Runners

    Nate Vandervest, a running expert at Bellin Fitness, offers the following strength training advice for those preparing for the Bellin Run: As a runner and a strength coach, I have the advantage of two different perspectives. What I see is that not a lot of runners put much time into strength training.…

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  • March 25, 2015

    Running Smart: Recognize the Top Five Common Running Injuries

    Lisa Reinke, a physical therapist with Bellin Health Sports Medicine, writes about the causes, symptoms and treatment of five common running injuries: My first race was the Bellin Run, one week after graduating high school. After years of playing softball and tennis, I realized I wasn’t going to…

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  • March 20, 2015

    Common Training Mistakes — And How to Avoid Them

    Nate Vandervest, a running expert at Bellin Fitness, offers the following training tips for those preparing for the Bellin Run: I work with and meet hundreds of runners every year. During the Bellin Run training runs, I get a lot of questions that refer to training mistakes. My goal and mission is to…

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  • June 4, 2010

    What’s Your Race Day Strategy?

    Strategizing your plan of attack for a great experience at the Bellin Run starts long before you lace up your running shoes. Bellin Health running professional Nate Vandervest – he did this year’s Green Bay Marathon in 3 hours and 5 minutes so he knows a little about running – offers tips on how…

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  • May 28, 2010

    Time to Cut Back Your Training

    So you’ve trained hard for the Bellin Run and you’re coming to the last couple of weeks. What do you need to do to make sure you’re going to have your best race? You need to taper properly. In other words, you need to cut back on how much you’re running/walking. For this year’s race, your biggest…

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  • May 27, 2010

    Training for the Bellin Run in Hot Weather

    You don’t have to let the recent stifling hot temperatures (or future sweaty days) melt your training plans for the upcoming Bellin Run. There are a number of ways you can stay on track with your training regimen. Nate Vandervest, a strength and conditioning specialist at Bellin Health, offers five…

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  • May 19, 2010

    Stretching, Flexibility are Important for Your Bellin Run Training

    If you’re an avid runner or walker, chances are you occasionally have some tight muscles. Many runners don’t devote enough time to stretching because they’d much rather log an extra mile than put themselves through the pain of stretching. However, a tight muscle is a weak muscle so if you’re…

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  • May 10, 2010

    Don’t Let Blisters Ruin Your Bellin Run

    Blisters are a pain. You Bellin Run veterans know what we’re talking about. And you newbies to the Bellin Run just might find out – the hard way – if you don’t take the following advice from Nate Vandervest, a strength and conditioning specialist at Bellin Health Sports Medicine. “Just do what…

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