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Do you train by data ie heart rate zones vs “by feel” ie rating of perceived exertion? Or both? Or do you just go as hard as you can each time you workout? If you wanna have longevity with regard to running, cycling or swimming ie keep doing these things for a VERY long time....it makes sense to do most of your training (80 of your trining should be in the moderate to high intensity zones... Train easier to race faster! Consider the fact that 80% of runners ge...
Posted on 2021-01-26
Like many parents these days I (Dr. Ongerth) have a growing teenager. I swear I blink and he has outgrown his clothes/gotten taller. He now is almost half a head taller than me and calls me his “small adult”.  He has gone through thee swim fin sizes in the last six months!  As kids go through growth sports their muscle tension relationship changes as does their motor control as their bodies try to accommodate their new height/length.        Your grace...
Posted on 2021-01-19
The holidays are coming up and a lot of us are thinking of buying massage packages for our loved ones, which is a great idea and a lovely gesture. But if you really want to help them and WOW them at the same time, then we suggest gifting them a session with one of our highly skilled PTs. Here's what you get in a PT session that you don't get in a massage:1. Learn the CAUSE of your pain/discomfort/stiffness not just massage it.2. Massages only give you temporary relief, it doesn't help you figu...
Posted on 2020-12-04
Our Top 5 Holiday Gift picks for Runners: We love to run and also enjoy helping runners and triathletes stay pain-free, set PR's and continue to run even as they get older! These are some of the products we personally use and recommend to others if longevity and improving run performance is a goal for you or a loved one.  1) Vivobarefoot shoes for walking around and strength train in: an excellent way to build up the strength in your feet-  We love these shoes so much that we even ...
Posted on 2020-11-29
What is the number 1 thing you should do to improve your running or even your PR in your next run or race? The answer is NOT to get injured! Read on while I explain... Despite the pandemic, there are a handful of in-person races throughout the country and many virtual options. While virtual racing is really not the same, it can get you motivated and disciplined to work towards a goal and get things dialed in versus just doing random workouts on your own with no rhyme or reason. During CO...
Posted on 2020-11-18
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