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Ankle and Lower Leg Functional Changes with Age: Implications for Running Efficiency and Injury Prevention

A September 9, 2015 article in the New York Times brought to the forefront the work of Paul DeVita, a professor of kinesiology at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and president of the American Society of Biomechanics. Dr. DeVita’s…
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Post Exercise Fueling - The 30 Minute Window of Opportunity: Coaching Tips by Nicole Hunt

Did you know Nicole was the winner of Run Wild Missoula's Diva Day this past Saturday? Congrats, Nicole! Want to know more about this speedy lady's running career? Click here. Nicole also has a coaching business. For more information, please…
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Video Running Analysis for Performance and Injury Prevention

September marks the beginning of the fall running season. Smoke-filled skies will soon give way to clear, frost-covered mornings. While fall offers some of Missoula’s best running conditions, nine months of running miles often results in fall…
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How to Structure a Training Week: Coaching Tips by Nicole Hunt

Do you wonder how frequently or when you should focus on stamina, endurance, speed, recovery, power and agility? Hopefully this article will help answer those questions. Below you will find details of a basic training week created for the…
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A Runner’s Perspective on Pregnancy and Motherhood: How I overcame adversity and rekindled my competitive spirit. By Nicole Hunt

As runners we cherish exploring beautiful trails, running with friends and testing our limits. When we decide to become parents, part of us becomes afraid that we will lose not only our identity as a runner but also our freedom, dreams and goals.…
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Runners Become Faster On Easy Days

Running is a gift. It brings us joy and gives us opportunities to seek adventure. We explore unknown trails at moderate to hard intensities without giving much thought to how each run is affecting our body in a positive or negative way. In this…