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Common Running Challenges…When to Push Through and When to Stop

You've survived the bulk of your training with no major issues.  Then one day you feel an unfamiliar stiffness in your hip or knee.  Suddenly, you're questioning your race plans. Can you still go for a personal record? Can you still race? Don’t Panic! As you get closer to your race and and your weekly [...]

Total Health Systems Running Tips – How to Avoid Blisters

Who got blisters last week? Heat and humidity and longer runs have a way of taking a toll on your feet. Another common excuse for not training is blisters. So here are some tips on preventing blisters. Get bigger shoes, fancy socks, and lube up. FIX #1 Check your shoe size Your feet can increase [...]

Race Day is Getting Closer, What Will You be Eating and Drinking on Race Day?

We are getting closer to race day. I hope your training is going well. Half marathoners should be doing 12 miles for their long runs and 5k'ers should be doing a 35 to 40 min walk or jog this weekend. As our training winds down, there are a few things each of us need to [...]

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