How Strength Training Can Help You Achieve Your Running Goals

Race season is upon us and I am sure that you are signing up for races and setting new goals for this season. Maybe you are looking to set a new PR at the Loudon Half Marathon this spring or  your last race season was cut short by injury and you just want to finish…

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How to Stay Motivated for Than Run

Hi, I’m Susie Hansen. I’m a Physical Therapy Assistant here at AID Performance Physical Therapy in Ashburn. Today’s topic is going to be, how to stay motivated for than run, specifically in response to a question from a runner who said, sometimes, you know, they run out of ideas for how to get themselves going.…

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Injured? No Need To Be A Couch Potato Get Up and Walk!

  It’s that time of year when people take to the streets and trails to get out and run! Fresh air and exercise do a lot for your general well being, but what if you have an injury preventing you from running, or maybe you’re like a friend of mine who only runs if she…

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Wake Up RECHARGED to Dominate the Day!!

Can Sleep effect weight loss….. The Simple answer is YES!!!!! More sleep can help you lose weight, burn body fat, boost your metabolism, decrease hunger hormones and decrease your calorie intake when dieting. For improved body composition….. The above points are a perfect combo, along with diet, exercise, and a perfect supplement regime to almost…

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How To Set a PR In The Kitchen

A runner’s or triathlete’s nutrition is often the limiting factor stopping them from shaving 10 to 20 seconds from their minute per mile speed or overcoming a distance plateau. BY IMPROVING your nutrition profile—including proteins, healthy fats, good carbs—you will see noticeable changes in your energy, recovery capacities, general health, and your performance. Focusing on…

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5 Tips from Elite Racer Rochelle Basil Sceats for Racing in Cool Rainy Weather

Hey Guys its me Andrew Dombek from AID Performance Physical Therapy. I wanted to give you some tips in anticipation of this weekend Loudoun Half Marathon in Ashburn for any of you that are running.   The weather forecast for this weekend on Sunday is supposed to be in the 50’s and rainy so what…

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How to Avoid “Plantar Fasciitis” And “Shin Splints”

I’m still seeing a lot of Sunday morning runners out running and that is a good thing! But what I’m about to write comes with a bit of warning that I had brought to my attention by a chance conversation that took place in my local gym on Tuesday. The story is basically this: A…

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For Runners: How To Get Out For A Run, Even When It’s Cold And Dark Outside

Time for some winter running tips… Right now, I’m being asked lots of questions from my social media pages and patients about what my top tips for running in the winter are. Let’s face it; one of the hardest parts of winter running is simply stepping foot out of a warm house and getting out…

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5 Reasons Why Running When It’s Cold Is Good For You

I’m going to guess that you’re reading this article because you enjoy running (or know someone who does)… Or you’ve read the title and thought it sounds crazy – what could possibly be good about running in the cold, right? I’m not going to pretend that I “enjoy” stepping outside on a fresh cold morning in…

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